My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!
@maxeddy Thank you for the shout-out!
Interesting read! Worrisome that you have to hand over your personal information to a service (Abine) in order to get your stuff offline. The money-maker is the profiles generated by these companies which provide a "narrative" about you that is not your own. Anyway to do this without signing for a service like Abine?
@mediumchat Absolutely! Most of these companies have take-down mechanisms. But finding which services have your information and contacting them is time consuming. Your information can also end up back on the same data broker later on and require another take down notice. It's annoying!
Wow! That is indeed annoying. But, necessary finally. I guess this is why education of the general public will become even more important. I think what will help society in the long run is if people start to make the effort to care enough to follow these things, like they do now for their credit reports and the like. #education #literacy #dataprotection
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