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Privacy

Acxiom: the data collection company you’ve never heard of

Ever heard of Acxiom? I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer is no. Despite being an established and profitable company for over 40 years, not many know who they are. Acxiom buys personal information about millions of people, cleans it up for accuracy, and sells it to companies to run targeted advertising campaigns. They are […]

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How people search sites (a.k.a. data brokers) get your information

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Who is searching for you? MyLife.com sued for deception

“Who’s searching for you?” MyLife.com asks this question to every visitor of its site, and according to a lawsuit filed in California on February 3, 2011, it lies about the answer.  For example, one victim cited in the complaint allegedly registered as “sfsf sdgfsdgs,” then received an email from MyLife.com saying that seven people were […]

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