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Here’s How to Find Out How Much Data Apple Has About You

Recent scandals have revealed just how much data is being collected on us by various tech companies. Android users especially had a wakeup call regarding the extent of location tracking and data scraping that was being conducted by Google and Facebook. But ho...

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your kn...

Brokers use ‘billions’ of data points to profile Americans

Are you a financially strapped working mother who smokes? A Jewish retiree with a fondness for Carib...

Did you know you use government collected data too?

Don’t be so negative about data collection; knowingly or unknowingly, legal or not. You, yes y...

Is your data safe in evernote?

In the last few months, Evernote has become my digital filing cabinet. It has enabled me to go compl...