Nation Aug 21

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Is the trail of secrets we leave online ever safe?

Hackers dumped troves of personal information stolen from the adultery website Ashley Madison this week. Millions of names, email addresses and partial credit card numbers were released, raising alarms about how much privacy any of us enjoy online. Hari Sreenivasan…

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…

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