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Privacy

Acxiom’s letting you see the data they have about you (kind of)

Today, data broker giant Acxiom is letting you see the data the company selling on you. Well, at least some of it. Acxiom has been selling your data for 44 years. The company has detailed dossiers on 96% of Americans with an average of 1500 data points in each, covering things from your estimated net […]

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5 tips to stop Facebook from stalking your real life

Facebook and its advertisers want to know everything about you, online and off. The latest push is around knowing where you grew up. If you’ve signed onto Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen it. They’ve been asking for your hometown on your profile page for several weeks now, but they’ve gotten more aggressive lately: they’re putting […]

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Abine on CNN: why big companies buy and sell your data

Last night, CNN’s OutFront had the first-ever interview with the CEO of the biggest company you’ve never heard of: Acxiom, Inc., a data broker that collects and sells personal information on 96% of Americans. Abine was in the story as a privacy advocate to represent the side of the consumer, and I–Sarah, your faithful blogger […]

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