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If you have an account with Yahoo or Microsoft, you should ask either of the two Silicon Valley titans for compensation. Both corporations have been selling sensitive personal user information to political campaigns to target specific audiences.
If you’ve ever wondered who is on the other side of the computer screen, now you know: political campaigns are increasingly purchasing private data about Internet users to target them with hand-crafted advertisements.
Political campaigns are quickly becoming more and more demographic-specific and it’s not a coincidence. By matching personalized user information voluntarily offered to major Silicon Valley companies like Yahoo and Microsoft with other troves of data mined by third-party researches, specialized user profiles that link voter history with other items such as income and retail purchases are being sold to political action committees and other groups to…