Pam Dixon

Type: Person
Name: Pam Dixon
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Retirement assets making a comeback

PITTSBURGH: Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the stock market fell so hard it lost nearly half ... [Published The Gulf Today - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

When Big Data Becomes Big Brother

Your life is an open book. Unless you live off the grid, big data companies know all about you. They constantly collect information about the things you buy and the websites you visit, plus thousands of other bits of personal information gathered from ... [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pegged — fairly or not

By E. Scott ReckardConsumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias.But most people remain in the dark about hundreds of other data-collection programs still being used to ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer Scores Should Be Regulated, Transparent, World Privacy Forum Says

Created by feeding consumer characteristics, past behaviors and other information into a predictive model, a consumer score “describes an individual or sometimes a group of individuals (like a household), and predicts a consumer's behavior, habit, or ... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 3 reports

Consumer Scores Are the Next Privacy Boogeyman in Washington

Privacy hawks have come up with a new boogeyman called consumer scores, putting marketers once again on the defense in the debate over big data and privacy .According to a study by the World Privacy Forum, which coined the term, there are literally "hundreds ... [Published Adweek Online - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer Data Brokers Selling Lists of Rape Victims

SOn Wednesday, privacy advocates told lawmakers in Washington, D.C. data companies are selling lists that include names of rape victims, drug and alcohol addicts, seniors suffering from dementia and more.According to CNN, the World Privacy Forum found ... [Published Jezebel - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Big Data is secretly scoring you

You likely know about your credit score -- that key measure that influences everything from your monthly car payment to your ability to buy a home. But there are dozens of other consumer scores that are impacting your daily life that you have no idea ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 02 2014]
Entities: Fraud, Pam Dixon, Big Data
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

OVERNIGHT TECH: Senate patent talk heats up

THE LEDE: The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to delay substantive consideration of a bill to curb “patent trolls” originally scheduled for Thursday.The panel was previously scheduled to take a mark up the bill from Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) ... [Published The Hill - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Little-known scores rank consumers' value based on data from Web, apps, loyalty cards

If you've bought a house or car lately, chances are you know your credit score. But what about your customer loyalty score? Or your identity score? Or your health score?Most people have no idea that businesses use thousands of such scores to rank consumers ... [Published Idaho Statesman - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Playboy Forum: Still Saying No

In 2012 the nation’s largest underwriter of medical research—the National Institutes of Health—doled out $30 billion on research. But none of that money went to study the use of psychedelic drugs to treat human suffering. Consider the lot of smokers who ... [Published Playboy - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Predictive Models And Secret Scores: How Computers Decide Who You Are And What To Sell You

( Mike Saechang ) Savvy consumers all know that their lifetime debt history ends up in their credit score, and that lenders use that score to try to predict if someone is a good bet for a big loan like a mortgage. But even the most-connected consumer ... [Published The Consumerist - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Criminal attacks on US health care soar

Criminals are stealing patient records in order to commit medical identity theft. And the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made the situation worse, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute.Ponemon estimates that these breaches cost the industry ... [Published CNBC - Mar 12 2014]

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"It's kind of like the Tom Cruise movie, 'Minority Report,' " said Pam Dixon, executive director of the  World Privacy Forum . "this predictive world is on its way and i'm not sure we're fully ready for it."
"these scores offer predictions that can become consumers' destiny, whether they are right or wrong" said Pam Dixon, director of the San Diego nonprofit World Privacy Forum, which issued a report last week calling on Congress and federal regulators to...

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Retirement assets making a comeback [Published The Gulf Today - 17 hours ago]
When Big Data Becomes Big Brother [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 09 2014]
Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pe... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 09 2014]
Consumer Scores Should Be Regulated, Transparen... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Apr 07 2014]
Consumer Scores Are the Next Privacy Boogeyman ... [Published Adweek Online - Apr 03 2014]
The secret way companies are using big data to ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 03 2014]
Consumer Data Brokers Selling Lists of Rape Vic... [Published Jezebel - Apr 03 2014]
Report: 'Consumer scores' threaten privacy [Published Des Moines Business Record - Apr 03 2014]
OVERNIGHT TECH: Senate patent talk heats up [Published The Hill - Apr 02 2014]
Walden: ICANN bill a ‘prudent idea’ — Senate GO... [Published Politico - Apr 02 2014]
Big Data is secretly scoring you [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 02 2014]
Little-known scores rank consumers' value based... [Published Idaho Statesman - Mar 26 2014]
Playboy Forum: Still Saying No [Published Playboy - Mar 25 2014]
Little-known scores rank consumers’ value based... [Published McClatchy DC - Mar 25 2014]
Predictive Models And Secret Scores: How Comput... [Published The Consumerist - Mar 20 2014]
Criminal attacks on US health care soar [Published CNBC - Mar 12 2014]
Big Data still 'a new frontier' in public sector [Published CSO Magazine - Mar 11 2014]
Big data is watching, more than you know: Plain... [Published Cleveland Live - Mar 07 2014]
Privacy Tools: Opting Out from Data Brokers [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Jan 30 2014]
Data Broker Offered Sensitive Lists for Sale [Published Beyond Search - Jan 14 2014]
Data Brokers Sell Rape Victim Names for 7.9 Cen... [Published Crooks and Liars - Dec 19 2013]
Big Data Companies Are Allowed To Sell Rape Vic... [Published Think Progress - Dec 19 2013]
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Predictive Models And Secret Scores: How Comput... [Published The Consumerist - Mar 20 2014]
( Mike Saechang ) Savvy consumers all know that their lifetime debt history ends up in their credit score, and that lenders use that score to try to predict if someone is a good bet for a big loan like a mortgage. But even the most-connected consumer ...
Data Broker Offered Sensitive Lists for Sale [Published Beyond Search - Jan 14 2014]
Now this is downright creepy. The Wall Street Journal’s tech site Digits notifies us that “ Data Broker Removes Rape-Victims List After Journal Inquiry .” As the headline states, the list has now been removed, but yikes! Medbase200 offered this ...
Data Brokers Sell Rape Victim Names for 7.9 Cen... [Published Crooks and Liars - Dec 19 2013]
A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress that she had discovered that it was common practice for data brokers to sell the names of rape victims and HIV patients for about 7.9 cents each. A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress that she had ...
Big Data Companies Are Allowed To Sell Rape Vic... [Published Think Progress - Dec 19 2013]
CREDIT: Shutterstock So-called “data brokers” are selling Americans’ personal health information to marketers, according to a new report from the Senate Commerce Committee. During a Senate hearing on the issue on Wednesday, representatives from privacy ...
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