|We continue discovering the bad things that happened to our privacy because of data breaches over the last several years. |
That includes Yahoo (now a part of Verizon-owned Oath) admitting that all 3 billion user accounts were compromised in 2013 instead of the 1 billion previously claimed. The breach is four years old so there is little if anything you can do now to protect your privacy from that.
We’ve also learned that the bit.ly and Kickstarter website breaches of 15 million records are now available on black markets. Lifehacker has more info at the link below.
And we’ve been telling you how the Trump administration’s FCC guidance regarding privacy has been to allow Internet companies to sell your browsing data. Google announced this week to publishers that it is testing Insight Engine, a new service that “will include age, gender, relevant search history, shopping history and what visitors seem in the market to buy”.
Learn more: NPR coverage of Yahoo, Lifehacker on data availability, AdAge on Google selling data