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But despite -- or perhaps because of -- such relentlessly bad news, there's an up side -- for daters, at least.
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The following script is from "The Data Brokers" which aired on March 9, 2014. What most of you don't know, or are just beginning to realize, is that a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy is coming from thousands of companies you've probably never heard of, in the name of commerce.
Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data in the name of national security.
In both of these cases, the strategy worked, resulting in businesses that are even more valuable than the entire industries they infiltrated. In this case, Booking Now has co-opted an idea that's been proven out by a smaller competitor, and now, it's going to use its massive scale to bring that idea to the masses. According to Priceline CEO Darren Huston, the idea for Booking Now was inspired less by other competitors in the hotel booking space than it was by leaders of the on-demand economy, like Uber.
Singles are wading into the online dating pool in record numbers, giving virtual matchmakers their best traffic figures in years -- and users even better odds for finding a snuggle buddy, a fling or the One.And that could serve as a cautionary tale for other startups.Some of today's most prized startups are the ones that have used mobile technology to make stodgy industries run more seamlessly.But today we are giving up more and more private information online without knowing that it's being harvested and personalized and sold to lots of different people..likes and dislikes, our closest friends, our bad habits, even your daily movements, both on and offline. Julie Brill: I think most people have no idea that it's being collected and sold and that it is personally identifiable about them, and that the information is in basically a profile of them. Steve Kroft: With all this information and your name attached to it? But the evidence is there if you know where to look.Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill says we have lost control of our most personal information. No one even knows how many companies there are trafficking in our data. We were able to go online and find all sorts of companies peddling sensitive personalized information.