Saturday, August 6, 2016

This Private Database Has Built A Profile On Every Adult In America

Bloomberg: This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.

Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services. For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records—known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car—and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10. Now they can combine that information with the kinds of things marketers know about you, such as which politicians you donate to, what you spend on groceries, and whether it’s weird that you ate in last night, to create a portrait of your life and predict your behavior.

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WNU Editor: We are not only losing our sense of privacy .... many of us are willing to give it away. A prediction .... in ten years every adult in the entire wold will be on such a database .... permanently.

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