New Service Will Monitor The Internet for Your Personal Data

A new service will let you monitor data leaks for your personal information. “For example, a user can plug in his email address, phone number, and Social Security number as one single record and receive an alert if the MatchLight notices any of the details appearing on the internet. Handing over such personal information to Terbium Labs may set off alarm bells. But the company actually doesn’t store any of that information in its original form. Instead, it creates ‘fingerprints’ of the data through a hashing algorithm done on the client’s own browser.”

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