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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


New site Fitango brokers self-improvement plans

Structured like an app store, new site presents itself as a lesson plan marketplace for everything from fitness to language learning. Note to founders: you've got your work cut out for you in keeping the scam artists out.

By Dec. 10, 2010


How to: Take back your privacy from data brokers

Here are some examples of how you opt out from sites that harvest and collect your personal information.

By Feb. 19, 2011


How To: Take back your privacy from the data brokers

Online data brokers can make you feel naked in front of the world. Brian Cooley shows you how to opt out of their dossier on you - for now.

By Feb. 25, 2011


Ticket brokers, robots, and the free market

Ticketmaster has sued RMG, a company that provides software that allegedly helps ticket brokers snap up seats for popular shows. But the fact that most of these tickets sell suggest that concerts are actually underpriced.

By Oct. 8, 2007


Online real estate brokers get a deal

The Justice Department reaches a settlement with the National Association of Realtors that will require the trade association to provide Web-based brokers with equal access to home listings.

By May. 27, 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


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


Amazon in its prime? Share price passes $300

The Internet retail giant's stock crosses milestone trading point a day after Apple loses a landmark e-book antitrust case.

By Jul. 11, 2013