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Data Brokers

The Booming Business of User Data

Phil Simon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

There's a well-worn saying in the tech world: If you're not paying for the product, then you are the product. Put differently, Facebook, Google, Link...

How Data Brokers Threaten Consumer Privacy

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Let's face it, over the next few years, it's going to become increasingly difficult to protect your privacy online and in your day-to-day life. From...

Bianca Bosker

Should Online Ads Really Offer Binge Drinkers A Booze Discount?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Does the Internet have a duty to protect us from ourselves? I began to wonder as I attempted to trick Facebook into believing I was single. Hoping ...

Here's What Corporate America Really Thinks About You

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

If you are an American human being today, you probably labor under the illusion of having a self, as Rust Cohle put it, but what you really are is a s...

Bianca Bosker

Erasing Your Engagement From The Internet Is Impossible -- I Know, I Tried

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

No one is more excited about my wedding than Facebook. Or possibly Google. As they seem to see it, since getting engaged I’ve become an impressi...

Watch: No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein publicly accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers, Bill talks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin.

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

ProPublica | Lois Beckett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or div...

Gerry Smith

FTC Urges Congress To Shed Light On Opaque World Of Data Brokers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday called on Congress to shed light on the opaque world of data brokers who collect and sell consumer data but rem...