The World from Berlin 'Every User Can Decide Alone What Facebook Knows'

German politicians and data-protection activists are outraged by a German credit agency's plan to mine social-networking sites for information to determine an individual's creditworthiness. Media commentators in the country are likewise horrified.
German credit agency SCHUFA, it was revealed on Thursday, intends to mine data from social networking sites like Facebook.

German credit agency SCHUFA, it was revealed on Thursday, intends to mine data from social networking sites like Facebook.

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-- Charles Hawley