Gandalf_The_Grey

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Data Enrichment, People Data Labs and Another 622M Email Addresses:
 

Threadripper

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Just got mail from https://haveibeenpwned.com/ :

Unfortunately it's not clear what leaked... 🤔
Seeing a rise in spam messages received, my personal e-mailadres, but anything else?
If you read Troy Hunt's blog post, he explains how you can request a copy of your data so you know what info they have on you and how to request it be deleted. The latter isn't very helpful seeing as the data they have has already been leaked, but it's still not a bad idea to get it off them. You could also speak to your countries data protection office if you're concerned about how they obtained your info, and of course the fact that it has been leaked due to a lack of security.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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If you read Troy Hunt's blog post, he explains how you can request a copy of your data so you know what info they have on you and how to request it be deleted. The latter isn't very helpful seeing as the data they have has already been leaked, but it's still not a bad idea to get it off them. You could also speak to your countries data protection office if you're concerned about how they obtained your info, and of course the fact that it has been leaked due to a lack of security.
Thanks for reading better than me. I will look into that tomorrow. (y)
 

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I recently used this app to check my privacy settings and content on Facebook and Google. Works good. I was a little concerned at first (because you have to allow it access to your login credentials), but took the dive and it scanned through all of my current settings and checked to make sure everything was set in the most private manner.


My google settings were fine (because I've already went through manually and checked everything). But with Facebook, it found many issues that I allowed Jumbo to resolve.
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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Okay, got a reply from them:
Thank you for contacting us to opt-out of the database. We have deleted you profile from the database. In addition, as requested you can find your profile attached.

{'status': 404, 'error': {'type': 'not_found', 'message': 'No records were found matching your request'}}

Best,
PDL Privacy Team
So there was no profile :unsure:
Why then was I notified by Have I Been Pwned?
They just had my e-mailadres ?
 
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