Surfing for Details German Agency to Mine Facebook to Assess Creditworthiness

A leading German credit agency plans to mine Facebook and other social networking sites in search of information that could have a bearing on a person's creditworthiness, according to media reports. But several leading politicians have criticized the plan.
A leading German credit agency wants to mine Facebook for information on people's creditworthiness.

A leading German credit agency wants to mine Facebook for information on people's creditworthiness.

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mbw -- with wires
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