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Details on the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Free Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection ServicesUp to 10 years of free credit monitoring OR $125 if you decide not to enroll because you already have credit monitoring. The free credit monitoring includes:At least four years of free monitoring of your credit report at all three credit bureaus and $1,000,000 of identity theft insurance. […]

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Walking By Devices With Your Phone Exposes Who You Are

Increeasingly, many locations are adding bluetooth-tracking devices (sometimes called beacons) to track where you go and what you do (such as which department in a store you spend time in). Legacy Bluetooth devices and devices that don’t implement privacy-protections broadcast a persistent identifier that is unique to the device, usually several times per minute. Bluetooth […]

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Amazon asking Users to Sell Them Their Information

In a statement to The Atlantic, a spokesperson for Amazon said that the company values consumer privacy and that the assistant is completely optional. In an additional statement provided after publication of this article, Amazon clarified that the Assistant does not collect personally identifying information from users. Product or price data automatically collected by Amazon […]

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Browser Extensions Might Be Tracking & Selling Your Browsing History

Users of Chrome and Firefox have been warned to check their browser extensions after a number of popular tools were found to be collecting and selling user data without permission. Six extensions have been found to be selling user information, an investigation by the Washington Post found, with data sent to a centralized platform. All […]