“Most have no idea who these companies are and how they got their data on them.”

In most cases you agreed to this

#Privacy

Wed, Mar 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard explains who data brokers are, what they do, and the consequences this can have on someone's life. Some apps will go through quite some trouble to obtain personal data. And while Facebook seems to think its users are idiots, Zuckerberg himself reminds us that we all agreed to this. In the meantime, he's hurting in the only place that he may feel. Maybe.

But the information can also be used to put people in high-risk classifications based on their search history or to advertise high-interest loans to them rather than low-interest ones for which they’d qualify. For example, searching specific medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes could be added to your digital biography. Even seemingly innocuous information, like looking at motorcycles or researching diabetes for oneself or a friend—might mean that insurance companies would consider you more likely to engage in risky behavior, according to the FTC. In some cases, these classifications may be based on inaccurate information—and there’s no easy process for consumers to access information, correct it, or remove it.

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