Companies exposing your personal information know a lot about you

Source: Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Alteryx is a data analytics company that makes its money by repackaging data that it has collected from different sources. And it became the latest reminder of how much data little-known companies have collected on us — and how little oversight there is over the security of that data.

This week, an analyst from the security firm UpGuard shared that Alteryx had not properly protected detailed information it had collected on 123 million U.S. households. The information included addresses, information on ethnicity, income and even details about personal interests.

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