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FORBES: New US firm “MelonCard” starts free-to-use personal data protection service

November 6, 2011

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Andy Greenberg of FORBES reports on the newly launched “MelonCard” service in the US which attempts to universally opt-out users from personal data collection programmes. It does ask for payment for its premium service of $7.

Verizon comes clean about on-selling

November 1, 2011

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LINK to Houston news LINK to FOX Verizon in the US recently came clean about on-selling personal data to third parties for marketing. The data being sold is collected through cell-phones and smart-phones to give a person’s location, downloaded smartphone apps and websites visited, as well as age and gender. The public statement says: “these […]

The strange reality of “People-searching” (US)

September 7, 2011

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Spokeo, Intelius and ZabaSearch are three websites that allow you to search a wealth of information on anyone in the US. Searching my first and last name on ZabaSearch (free) offered over 1000 results from the US, an initialled middle name brought the number down to 64, most of whom had phone number, date of […]

Video advertising an application which fills out personal survey data automatically

August 15, 2011

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“it saves you a lot of time.” Apparently this application automatically fills out data for personal surveys, ostensibly to save time. Thankfully the video’s author advises not adding information such as your credit card details.