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Did Facebook Break The Law?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

So what's the lesson? The era of big data is upon us and this is a good thing. The more companies know about me, the better and more tailored services they can deliver to me. But don't change the service you promised just for the purpose of collecting my data!

Company Suspends Practice Of Letting Clients Pay For Early Access To Sensitive Data

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business

Thomson Reuters will suspend its practice of distributing results from consumer surveys a couple seconds early to clients who pay the news and busines...

Ready, Willing and Able? Consumer Attitudes on Data Privacy

Russell J. Sapienza, Jr. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology
Russell J. Sapienza, Jr.

Today's consumers are eager for companies to deliver stimulating entertainment and media services -- and for the most part are willing to share personal information to get it.

Weakest Growth In Months

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.29.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers spent no more in May than in April after seeing almost no gain in their pay. The lack of growth in consumer spending...

Just How Much Are Your Tweets And Yelp Reviews Worth?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

You could argue that your clever Facebook status updates and Frank Bruni-esque Yelp reviews are priceless, but the user data you generate can be conve...

Could Eating a Twinkie While Watching TV Keep You From Qualifying for Life Insurance?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kall

With the costs for qualifying blood tests soaring past $100, life insurers are starting to look to consumer data to evaluate potential life insurance ...

Do You "Like" Your Privacy Invaded?

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

A networked economy within the context of capitalism has driven a scenario where our online lives are increasingly a commodity to be tracked and mined...

Google's Unauthorized Collection of Consumer Data Warrants Congressional Investigation

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.

Consumers have the right to know exactly how Google collected their data and what type of data was collected by the company.