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How To Stop AT&T From Selling Your Data

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Last week, telecom giant AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy with a controversial change: The company would begin selling customers' information t...

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...

Threat to Online Privacy Starts With the Way the Internet Makes Money

Edward Wasserman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Edward Wasserman

Any reforms that halt the harvest of personal information that is most nettlesome on privacy grounds would be fundamentally incompatible with the Internet's essential business model.

'Scrapers' Dig Deep For Data On The Web

wsj.com | By JULIA ANGWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The market for personal data about Internet users is booming, and in the vanguard is the practice of "scraping." Firms offer to harvest online convers...