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ChoicePoint to pay $275,000 in latest data breach

Data broker failed to notice that a key monitoring tool was turned off for four months, allowing unauthorized access and exposing data of 13,750 people, the FTC says.

By October 20, 2009


Thank you, ChoicePoint

Until recently, the law hasn't recognized people as the victim of identity fraud. Thanks to ChoicePoint and others, new protections might be on the way for U.S. citizens.

By February 28, 2005


FTC stops short of calling for new 'Do Not Track' law

Federal Trade Commission privacy report doesn't call for a Do Not Track law targeting Web companies. Instead it takes aim at third-party "data brokers" like Lexis Nexis and Choicepoint.

By March 26, 2012


Garbage in, garbage out

Data collection firms have widespread and significant errors in their data, and they make you pay to correct your file.

By March 10, 2005


CNET News Daily Podcast: Bing gets social, new BlackBerry out

Microsoft's Bing links up with Twitter, Facebook; RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9700; and the first of many deep deals on Windows 7 surfaces.

By October 21, 2009


In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

Apps snooping on your address book, sneaky ad cookies, and social networking are bad. But the real privacy demon is the shadowy data brokers slurping up every last byte about you.

By February 29, 2012


A very quiet anniversary

By July 18, 2005