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Data broker Acxiom to reveal what it knows about you

Acxiom, the company that tracks everything from your income to your politics, plans to introduce a service that will reveal what it knows about you, according to a new report.

By Apr. 10, 2013


Acxiom gets personal with authentication

New service uses little-known details about your life to authenticate you online. Biographical "facts" are a stronger deterrent to fraud, Acxiom says.

By May. 28, 2008


Find out (some of) what one big data broker knows about you

Leading data broker Acxiom's free AboutTheData.com service offers a glimpse of the ad-targeting information the company has collected about you. But opting out of targeted ads may not be so simple.

By Sep. 14, 2013


Congressional Privacy Caucus takes aim at data brokers

The caucus, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, has requested information from companies that collect, analyze, and sell consumer information.

By Jul. 25, 2012


Facebook gives advertisers more opportunities to target users

The social network is opening up its custom ad tool to third-party ad managers, which means more companies can use Facebook to reach already existing customers.

By Feb. 27, 2013


Facebook boosts ad targeting with partner categories

With 500 unique categories, such as cereal buyers and frozen food buyers, the social network creates more ways for advertisers and agencies to specifically target users' online buying habits.

By Apr. 10, 2013


House panel slaps limits on sale of Social Security numbers

Panel approves a bill that backers say will help fix the problem of Social Security number misuse and identity theft. But it has a long and uphill battle to go before it becomes law.

By Jul. 18, 2007


Social engineering cracked Palin's e-mail account

Criminal hackers exploited known weaknesses in the password recovery feature to gain access.

By Sep. 18, 2008