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Online advertisers are selling you out

Robert X. Cringely | Oct. 26, 2010
Data mining companies exist to build profiles of Web surfers. They know more than you think -- or privacy policies allow

We are mortified by what happened, but confident that these changes to our processes and structure will significantly improve our internal privacy and security practices for the benefit of all our users.

I suspect Rapleaf will soon be on the business end of some privacy lawsuits. I also predict that after the dust settles it will quietly change names and continue collecting data in more or less the same fashion -- until somebody else uncovers more data "mistakes" or Congress does something real about Internet privacy. (Don't hold your breath for that one.)


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