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Data thieves some call them data brokers

All around you data collection exists. You don’t even need to have a cell phone or use a computer. Credit card merchants and credit reporting companies sell your buying habits to anyone. Your local grocery store and drug stores track your purchases through loyalty programs. Data brokers buy information and sell it openly to criminals …

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Unrestrained data broker industry behind those pesky telemarketing calls

By Trip Elix On June 18, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that carriers can block unwanted calls. Many of the calls made by scammers and criminals use spoofed caller ID numbers. Many of them also ignore the “do not call” registry operated by the Federal Trade Commission. This practice is illegal and many of the …

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Attempting to opt out of data brokers will never work.

Everywhere you look on the web, there are companies selling personal information. The popular belief is that records coming from government sources are public information. Your name is not public, it never has been. The information coming from government sources are publicly disclosable which carry a totally different meaning. Most of the material on the …

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Technology can help reduce cost of tolls at Connecticut borders

Forum: Technology can help reduce cost of tolls at Connecticut borders By Trip Elix POSTED: 03/17/15, 5:22 PM EDT | Politicians have been grappling with introducing tolls on interstates that cross though Connecticut for some time. Each time new forms of revenue for the state coffers is explored it ends up costing taxpayers more money. Technology, …

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Data brokers a threat to national security

By Trip Elix Did you know that data brokers openly sell the home address to our police and military personnel? Recently in the news military families experienced direct threats to their lives though several social networks. The accounts from Twitter and Facebook were used to send threatening messages. Messages posted on Facebook stated “We know …

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