If you have read here at the Medical Quack then you know about my 2 year old campaign to at least identify who they are, we have no clue other than the obvious.  I have written to the FTC until I am imageblue in the face about this and yet it seems that there’s a real lack of understanding there on how this works.  Everyone works on the “legal verbiage” but the code runs hog ass wild out there.  What action that has come from the FTC has been totally useless.  They don’t get how deep this goes. 

FTC Tries to Bring Strong Case for Consumer Protections With Use of Data–But Nothing About Creating IT Infrastructure Path to Allow Regulation–Gov Can’t or Won’t Model?

The big company, Axiom denied the opportunity for an interview wit 60 Minutes.  If you read the link below on what happened in the UK, they had everything on these people that someone at Barclays sold out. 

Barclays Brokers Caught Selling Confidential Data of Thousand of Clients–Whistleblower Exposes The Largest Detailed Information Bank Data Breach On Record, Information Included Health Information, Mortgages, Earnings and So On…Kind of Reads Like An Inside Job…

Your medications, sure they can get all of this and match it up.  Watch the video as it’s everything you have read here for a few years.  The query monsters are alive and well.  They have been under the radar for years.  The evidence is there if you know where to look. 

Senator Rockefeller Puts the Data Sellers on Notice–We Need to Index and License All Data Sellers to Include Banks, Insurers And Other Companies In Addition to the Data Brokers..

The Senator above had done a “little” in this area.  Here’s a video that folks made to exploit all of this..”Data Dealer” the game.

Data Selling Game Now Exploits the Non Regulated Billion Dollar Epidemic–”data dealer” The Attack of the Killer Algorithms Gamified

Companies and banks, selling data…health insurance companies buy your Visa and Master Card data.  When you watch he 60 Minute video, the survey…mining and scraping data for sale, but again if you read here you know that already. 

Insurance Companies Are Buying Up Consumer Spending Data-Time is Here to License and Tax the Data Sellers-As Insurers Sell Tons of Data, Gets Flawed Data When Data Buyers Uses Out of Context Too

Look at what’s next in some areas…clinical trial data…

Next Up In The US Data Selling Epidemic- Clinical Trial Data Mining Recruiters Buying From Credits Agencies, Banks And Who Knows Where Else…

The show “Disconnect” software and I use it and you can see who’s all there with you, use it on Firefox.  Again this has been going on forever.  60 Minutes even looked at their own site..that was good.  Then they went to the data selling dating site, OK Cupid…they get your IP address and can match that up too.  Here’s another good 60 minute report on how facial recognition can be used to find your data.

Licensing and Excise Taxing Data Sellers, Facial Recognition Yet One More Tool Used To Secure & Match Data - The Epidemic, Billions in Profits for Banks and US Corporations Using Killer Algorithms to Further Erode Consumer Privacy

It’s all about the Query Monsters if you have ever written SQL queries, you know all about it and re-matching.  Your smart phones are little mini tracking devices.   Here’s yet one more 60 Minute report that was included in my Attack of the Killer Algorithm series, see how all the flaws work and don’t work for you in credit reports and the slip shod processes there.

60 minutes Confirms the Super Attacks of the Killer Algorithms With Consumer Credit Information With Flawed Data and the Inability to Algorithmically Fix Errors Which Really Makes a Huge Case for Licensing and Taxing All Data Sellers in the US–Chapter 54

Consumers don’t know who tracks…why we need to license.  Senator Rockefeller can’t do anything to regulate until we have the index for all to buy a license.  We regulate drivers this way, doctors, stock brokers, real estate brokers & sellers, you name it.  The one broker tries to stick up for himself but his case is not strong at all, there’s no self regulation. 

ALL NEED TO PURCHASE A LICENSE AND PAY EXCISE TAXES ON HUGE PROFITS MADE AS WELL AS HAVING A WEBSITE TO WHERE CONSUMERS CAN LOOK UP WHO SELLS WHAT KIND OF DAT AND TO WHO. 

Below is the 60 Minutes Overtime video.  BD 


The following script is from "The Data Brokers" which aired on March 9, 2014. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick and Maria Gavrilovic, producers.

Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data in the name of national security. What most of you don't know, or are just beginning to realize, is that a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy is coming from thousands of companies you've probably never heard of, in the name of commerce.

They're called data brokers, and they are collecting, analyzing and packaging some of our most sensitive personal information and selling it as a commodity...to each other, to advertisers, even the government, often without our direct knowledge. Much of this is the kind of harmless consumer marketing that's been going on for decades. What's changed is the volume and nature of the data being mined from the Internet and our mobile devices, and the growth of a multibillion dollar industry that operates in the shadows with virtually no oversight.

Companies and marketing firms have been gathering information about customers and potential customers for years, collecting their names and addresses, tracking credit card purchases, and asking them to fill out questionnaires, so they can offer discounts and send catalogues. 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...our likes and dislikes, our closest friends, our bad habits, even your daily movements, both on and offline. Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill says we have lost control of our most personal information.

Steve Kroft: What about medications?

Tim Sparapani: Certainly. You can buy from any number of data brokers, by malady, the lists of individuals in America who are afflicted with a particular disease or condition.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-data-brokers-selling-your-personal-information/

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