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It's time to rethink how much information companies collect about you online

It's time to rethink how much information companies collect about you online

Companies on the internet collect a lot of data on consumers β€” the information we give away for free to companies like Facebook, Google and lesser known ones like Nielsen and Acxion is transformed from simple questions we type into the search bar and photos of summer vacations into location trails, metadata and other money-making data forms. According to IBM, 90 percent of the internet’s data was created in the past two months, likely aided by the rise of social networks and internet-connected devices.

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