“For now, Facebook will merely require a written promise when uploading emails to Custom Audiences” https://t.co/fAcE7nFeM5 HT @JoshConstine

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“We have 3 major voter suppression operations under way…we know because we modeled this on Facebook.” https://t.co/36RAO8Ja2F

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Facebook’s data capture and identity-targeting technology is light-years ahead of its competitors’. https://t.co/m5Fv2bhgvv

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RT @theharryshearer: My TV just “served” me with revised Terms of Service. #SmartIsDumb

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This is a monumental accomplishment. “In the Apple Health app, patients at 100 U.S. hospitals and clinics can now access parts of their medical records.” https://t.co/EgsIL1ybHn

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Under Armour announced that +150 million of its accounts were breached, including user names, email addresses, & hashed passwords. https://t.co/dPzXVhxGuR

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RT @memeorandum: How Amazon Helped Cambridge Analytica Harvest Americans’ Facebook Data (@caleweissman / Fast Company)https://t.co/AgkD62…

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RT @FastCompany: How @Amazon helped Cambridge Analytica harvest Americans’ Facebook data https://t.co/tzDDiiaYt8 https://t.co/uhyQ2nLzOY

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What are specialty consumer reporting agencies?

Specialty consumer reporting agencies collect and share information about your history including housing, employment, medical and banking records. This article from the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau breaks it down into more detail. From the article:

Reports may be compiled for your history of:

You might not know these reports exist unless you run into a problem, such as not getting a job, lease, insurance, or checking account, or when a utility company asks you to put down a deposit before starting service with you.

Just like with the big three consumer reporting agencies, you can get free copies of your reports every 12 months from many of the specialty consumer reporting agencies. Other specialty consumer reporting agencies may be able to charge you a fee for your report. Keep in mind that not every agency will have information on everyone. You have to request the reports individually from each agency.

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