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Privacy

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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How to remove yourself from BeenVerified.com

You probably haven’t heard of people search websites, but they know a whole lot about you.  Also called “data brokers,” these websites make a business of collecting, publicly sharing, and selling your personal information on the Internet. In this post, I’ll show you how to delete personal information from one of the largest people search […]

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Sticking it to the people search sites

Tell us if this situation sounds fair to you:  dozens of websites you’ve never heard of are publicly displaying and selling your personal information–your address, phone number, email address, family members, etc.–and profiting off it. The companies selling your personal info don’t ask you first if it’s okay, and you don’t make any money from […]

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