TIL: When a company is hacked, all the data that is leaked is now considered public domain in the US. This includes private information about YOU that would be illegal to publish otherwise. Other companies will download, analyze, make use of, and sell this information.

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/heres-how-much-your-personal-information-is-worth-to-cybercriminals-and-what-they-do-with-it

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  1. There’s a good chance your name, address, how much money you make, who you voted for, and your relatives, are all listed somewhere on a website. And people can pay to see that information. Just Google your whole name if you want to see.

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