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  1. Press: Protecting privacy is a civil rights issue
    Sweeping privacy violations have the strange effect of revealing that the tracking of consumers by marketers affects everyone while hiding how that tracking hurts some people far more than others. People who value their privacy… | Jun 07, 2018
  2. Press: Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads
    Facebook Inc said it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information. Facebook… | Mar 29, 2018
  3. Press: You’ve probably never heard of this creepy site—it knows a lot about you
    There are many “people search” sites and data brokers out there, like Spokeo, or Intelius, that also know a lot about you. This is not news, at least for the Internet-literate. And the information on FamilyTreeNow comes largely from… | Jan 17, 2017
  4. Press: Facebook doesn’t tell users everything it really knows about them
    Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication… | Jan 04, 2017
  5. Featured: WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON YOU? Check out our Specialty Consumer Reports project
    Consumer Action has compiled information for consumers about “specialty consumer reports.” Like credit reports, these specialized consumer reports gather details about individuals to help companies predict a customer’s risk level to a business. But the… | Nov 18, 2014
  6. Press: Specialty reports: Detailed dossiers that may determine your financial future
    Consumer Action today released its Insider’s Guide to Specialty Consumer Reports in the Fall 2014 issue of the group's newsletter, Consumer Action News. These nearly invisible reports can seriously impact people’s financial… | Nov 18, 2014

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