Facebook has been steadily purchasing user data from third-party data brokers, including information such as household income estimates, shopping habits, and more to serve better targeted ads. Opting out is not impossible, but it's rather cumbersome.
Internet December 31, 2016
Four U.S. senators have resurrected the Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act, which is a proposed privacy bill that would allow consumers to see personal information.
Legal March 6, 2015
Companies that collect personal data know a lot about us; The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know more about the companies that are collecting their personal data.
Business Tech May 28, 2014
The perpetrator of fraudulent activities that acquired sensitive information via an Experian-owned company has pleaded guilty in court. It is not yet clear if the credit bureau will be liable for its oversight.
Business March 13, 2014
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