Here’s more evidence that supports the importance of the “Questions to Ask All Privacy Services” project.
A February 3 article by Karl Bode at Vice has this subtitle/summary:
Corporations love to pretend that ‘anonymization’ of the data they collect protects consumers. Studies keep showing that’s not really true.
tl;dr - When an online company or organization tells you that it only shares or provides “fuzzed” or “anonymized” data, think twice. There are proven ways that organizations can associate these data sets with other data sets to unmask users.
This could have serious implications for privacy services. Yet one more reason to ask all privacy services the following question:
Do you share data – even “fuzzed” or “anonymized” data – with any of the owners/shareholders or any other company or organization server?
This is one of the questions I’ve recommended to ask ALL privacy services. See the questions and project here.