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September 30, 2023

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Senators Get Angry at ‘Incompetent Tax Prep Firms’ for Sharing Sensitive Taxpayer Data With Facebook

A 54-page report by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) snaps at online tax prep companies H&R Block, TaxAct, and Tax Slayer for sharing sensitive taxpayer data with Meta (Facebook) and Google for purposes of algorithm-based advertising. Attacks on Tax Privacy: […]

Deloitte Dabbles in Orwellian Tracking Devices

A Deloitte office in Canada had volunteers wear a device that tracked their every movement and their every conversation. The gadget looks and works like what you would expect if an ID badge had sex with an iPhone. The maker of these devices, a company ironically named Humanyze, claims that their devices track more than […]