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Your Prescription Information Isn’t Really Private

Who sees your prescription information? No, there are more people involved than just the pharmacists and technicians at your local drugstore and your doctor and his or her employees. Information about your medications can also end up with data miners, insurance companies other than your health insurer, and companies that your pharmacy does business with. [More]

College Board & ACT Sued For Selling Personal Info Of Test-Takers

College Board & ACT Sued For Selling Personal Info Of Test-Takers

As anyone who took the ACT or SAT tests remembers, shortly after you get your scores, your mailbox is flooded with brochures, pamphlets, and catalogs from schools that want your tuition money. This isn’t a coincidence, as The College Board and ACT, Inc. — the companies behind these tests — sells test-takers’ information to colleges. But a new lawsuit alleges that this practice is a breach of contract as it’s done without the test-takers’ consent. [More]

How To Stop Verizon From Sharing Your Info

How To Stop Verizon From Sharing Your Info

Digging through Verizonwireless.com legal notices, Steve found that the company has gone ahead and given itself permission to share your personal information:

Bank Of America Gives You A Sales Pitch When You Call To Ask Them To Stop Giving You Sales Pitches

Bank Of America Gives You A Sales Pitch When You Call To Ask Them To Stop Giving You Sales Pitches

Jasper got a notice in the mail about marketing from Bank of America, so he called them up to opt-out. After agreeing to stop spamming him, the Bank of America CSR launched into a sales pitch for their “credit protection” services…