Study indicates that many internet users may be willing to sell their online privacy at very affordable rates, indicating that the value of personal data is not particularly high.
Several email services including top email apps like Edison, Cleanfox and Slice are selling data products using data scraped from the inboxes of their users.
Alternative data can provide powerful insights when properly aggregated. Businesses are increasingly using it to improve their decision-making and to gain a competitive advantage.
YouTube’s new privacy rules to meet COPPA compliance will require YouTuber to assign each new piece of content on the platform as being ‘for children’ or ‘not for children’.
Massive personal data leak of 1.2 billion people was exposed on the Dark Web which includes email addresses, LinkedIn URLs, Facebook URLs and IDs, and phone numbers.
Nearly 7,000 pages of leaked Facebook documents are out in the public. They show how the company used access to data as a reward and shut off the access when rival companies become too powerful.
State DMV offices around U.S. have made tens of millions of dollars in profit since 2014 by selling personal data of drivers which surprisingly is not in violation of state law.
Recent Instagram data scraping by HYP3R has raised many privacy concerns as the trusted Facebook marketing partner was found scraping and re-packaging social media data for advertisers.
Big Tech companies have been making billions of dollars from data monetization, it’s time for them to disclose to users how much their data is worth with the proposed DASHBOARD Act.
Facebook’s new market research Study app pays users to track app usage, is the tech giant learning from previous privacy mistakes or attracting further attention from legislators?