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You Can Now Request Some of the Secret Data Companies Compile About Your Online Activities

“It is not a secret that US companies assemble towering mountains of data on their customers” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. Companies historically haven’t wanted to admit that they collect data, and if they do collect data, they don’t want to acknowledge just how much.Here’s the NYT. The author requested a copy of her own data file from one such data broker, a company named Swift.Each of us have “secret scores,” — scores being used to calculate everything from how likely you are to return a product to whether or not you should be allowed to borrow money.
 
Source: extremetech.com



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