Related News: Artist convinces people to sell their private data for a cookie

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Engadget published an article titled Artist convinces people to sell their private data for a cookie.

Talking to ProPublica, the artist revealed that people were happy to sign away their name, address, driver’s license number, phone number and their mother’s maiden name. As part of the deal, Puno also took pictures of each candidate, and in some cases asked for (and got) fingerprints and the last four digits of what people claimed was their social security number. If anyone asked what she planned to do with the information, the artist pointed to a terms and conditions sheet written in impossibly small text mirroring the sort we routinely ignore when we sign up to a new website.

Source: Engadget

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