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Spying’s New Frontier: Private Firm Collects Data on ‘Every American Adult’

“We have data on that 21-year-old who’s living at home with mom and dad”

By Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 8-5-2016

One company has pioneered the powerful new industry known as data-fusion. (Photo: Janne Hellsten/flickr/cc)

One company has pioneered the powerful new industry known as data-fusion. (Photo: Janne Hellsten/flickr/cc)

The fight for internet privacy has focused much of its attention on government surveillance, but mass data collection is done by private companies as well—and one such firm has “centralized and weaponized” all that information for its customers, Bloomberg reports on Friday.

In fact, it has already built a profile on “every American adult,” Bloomberg writes. Continue reading

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