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Do We Live In A Panopticon?

Via: CBS News

The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information       correspondent Steve Kroft

Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data in the name of national security. What most of you don’t know, or are just beginning to realize, is that a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy is coming from thousands of companies you’ve probably never heard of, in the name of commerce.

They’re called data brokers, and they are collecting, analyzing and packaging some of our most sensitive personal information and selling it as a commodity…

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A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America  powered by the repo industry 

Mother Jones: Meet the Data Brokers Who Help Corporations Sell Your Digital Life

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Dragnet Nation: What Do Data Brokers Know About Me?

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