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Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories Of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymising Them

Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories Of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymising Them

The nation’s largest financial data broker, Yodlee,holds extensive and supposedly anonymised banking and credit card transaction histories on millions of Americans. Internal documents obtained by Motherboard, however, appear to indicate that Yodlee clients could potentially de-anonymize those records by simply downloading a giant text file and poking around in it…

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About RFID Shielding

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About RFID Shielding

You may have seen wallets or backpacks advertising RFID shielding, a protective covering designed to keep malicious ne’er-do-wells from scanning any items that contain embedded wireless receivers, like certain credit cards and passports. Sure, RFID shielding does prevent unwanted wireless transmissions, but with so little evidence of RFID-based theft, combined…