Corporate Vacuum of Personal Data

From The Daily Banter.

“Since June, when the first leaks from Edward Snowden went public and a debate about the National Security Agency’s activities resumed, there’s been very little if any discussion about the unchecked, unaccountable use of corporate surveillance against consumers and citizens in general.

Corporations engaged in the collection of customer data are each their own NSA, without the oversight. There’s no equivalent of the FISA Court; no warrants; no requirements for minimization; it’s not restricted to anonymous metadata; and it’s everywhere.

Recently, a series of eye-opening examples of corporate surveillance popped up in the news with, of course, none of the accompanying public outrage that invariably careens at hyperspeed through the discourse every time another Snowden document drops. Here are just a few:  READ

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