But in addition to gathering sorting and cataloging information from public records about virtually every American, Acxiom has another business. Its acres of computers store private information about us. Information that is gathered by the nations banks, insurers, credit card issuers, retailers, car makers, and telecom companies. Almost every time you make a purchase, whether buying a book or going to the supermarket or booking a trip, there’s a record of your transaction. A record that’s kept by the company you did business with. Using a combination of this personal information along with its vast storehouse of public data, Acxiom’s computers are able to paint a remarkably detailed portrait of many Americans.
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…we were then threatened a 2nd time with arrests for filming on the New York subway… and a woman who is separate from our group had her film camera taken, smashed, and the film destroyed. The footage you’re about to see was shot clandestinely as the police took action against us.. we took a picture of a homeless person, felt sorry for her, and gave her some money.and then we were promptly almost arrested by Port Authority Police in a subway”