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Data Brokers Want YOUR Information

As some of you may know, we live in a world where our information is sold to major corporations. Information is a very vague word in this case. 277 more words

Social Media

#DataMining means #Privacy is so 20th Century

by @anarchyroll

Data mining and data brokers are two concepts that everyone who has a smart phone and/or uses the internet need to at least be aware of. 583 more words


HBCU Money™ Dozen 3/24 – 3/28

Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. 274 more words

The Dozen

As Wearable Tech Improves, Your Health Data Is the Product

The leaked screenshots from Apple of the project codenamed “HealthBook” have whipped up excited talk about possible wearables from Apple in the near future. But when enough people are generating larger and more sophisticated sets of personal health data, the question isn’t if, but when marketers will arrive to begin buying and selling it. 530 more words

Big Data and Productizing Death

In an open society, values of privacy are often in tension with values of openness. Today, a person’s demographic information, property, and household information can be easily purchased. 432 more words


In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin wages a doomed fight against online surveillance

For four years of her 13-year stint at the Wall Street Journal, Julia Angwin – now with ProPublica – covered the intersection of privacy and new technology. 1,067 more words


The feds have started thinking about privacy and profits

Anyone snap a photo of your license plate lately?

The power of data helps Facebook find our friends and Netflix choose our movies but, as recent reports make clear, there’s also a looming dark side to the growing consumer data economy…

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