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The Technology 202: Apple's Tim Cook wants Congress to rein in data brokers

30 days ago   |   By The Washington Post

He blasted this "shadow economy" as lawmakers focus on Big Tech.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible 'shadow economy' that profits off your information

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible 'shadow economy' that profits off your information

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Tim Cook published an op-ed in Time Magazine on Thursday arguing for the US to rein in data brokers in order to give people true privacy when it comes to their data.
Data brokers are firms such as Experian or Oracle which collect huge amounts of information on consumers, then sell that data or insights based on the data to their customers.
Most people aren't aware that data brokers exist, and how they hoover up online information.
Cook called for new federal privacy regulation to shine a light on data brokers' dealings.
Apple CEO Tim Cook came after the "shadow economy" of firms profiting...
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