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Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

WASHINGTON — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His “Cruz Crew” mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users’ phones — tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information ...

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Comcast says its streaming TV service won’t count against data caps because it doesn’t use the internet

Comcast internet subscribers shopping around for streaming video services are going to have a pretty convincing reason to opt for the company’s own product, called Stream TV. That’s because data used for the service won’t count against subscribers’ data caps, which start at 300GB per month. In addition, bandwidth used by the service won’t impact your network speeds — Comcast ...

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States Probe Massive Data Breach at Health Insurer Anthem

Filed under: Identity Theft, Company News, Health Insurance, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK — Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem (ANTM) that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China. Anthem disclosed the attack late Wednesday, saying unknown hackers ...

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Portland enlists big data to make biking safer

Margi Bradway noticed something peculiar when she went on a biking trip last year. Before her friends got on their bikes, they all pulled out smartphones. “Everyone was clicking on their Strava,” she recalls. Bradway, the active transportation policy lead at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) at the time, had an idea. Could data collected by Strava, a popular ...

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