But today we are giving up more and more private information online without knowing that it's being harvested and personalized and sold to lots of different people..likes and dislikes, our closest friends, our bad habits, even your daily movements, both on and offline. Julie Brill: I think most people have no idea that it's being collected and sold and that it is personally identifiable about them, and that the information is in basically a profile of them. Steve Kroft: With all this information and your name attached to it? But the evidence is there if you know where to look.Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill says we have lost control of our most personal information. No one even knows how many companies there are trafficking in our data. We were able to go online and find all sorts of companies peddling sensitive personalized information.The Madison project also hosts the Broadway Gold Mine, where historic production from the 1880s to the 1950s yielded approximately 144,000 ounces of gold from 6,000 feet of underground workings to a vertical depth of 750 feet.Fueled by booming demand from Asian countries, tens of thousands of eligible Australian men are flocking to remote outback mines, where they earn six figure sums but have next to no chance of finding a girlfriend.It also listed the dates of all the messages they sent during an eight week period in 2011, as well as the receiver of the message and whether they responded.In their first week of membership to this dating site, men send on average 15 or 20 messages and continue to send them at that rate. As a result, about 20 percent of current romantic relationships turn out to have started online. and around 40 million of them have signed up with various online dating websites such as and e Harmony.
The largest data broker is Acxiom, a marketing giant that brags it has, on average, 1,500 pieces of information on more than 200 million Americans. "Paramount Lists" operates out of this building in Erie, Pa., and offers lists of people with alcohol, sexual and gambling addictions and people desperate to get out of debt.
Ten years ago when you were a body builder is fine to remember fondly but sooner or later you’ll have to ’fess up.” Subscribers are asked to list their favourite animal, favourite restaurant, their most memorable experience and where they would like to be in five years’ time.
The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
Xia and co analyzed a dataset associated with 200,000 individuals from the Chinese dating website which has over 60 million registered users.
Each person’s profile contained information about their gender, age, location, body type, occupation, marriage and children status and so on.