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By PBS NewsHour
What types of information are companies gathering about you? How can they use this information, or even trade it? And what rights do consumers have to learn how they're being tracked? Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica and the author…
A new report this week describes how hospitals are buying information from data brokers to determine how likely you are to get sick and what it may cost to treat you. For more on this Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News…
Companies known as data brokers know a lot about you and the information you share online, including your interests, political preferences, religious affiliations and spending activities. The Federal Trade Commission is now raising questions about the transparency of this industry.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report this week suggesting consumer protections be put in place to combat the collection and selling of consumer information. “Big data” companies collect and sell billions of bits of information about all aspects of…
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