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Kaspersky VPN blabbed domain names of visited websites – and gave me a $0 reward, says chap


This is an ongoing problem

"Unfortunately for Mishra, this data is defined as user passwords, payment information, and authentication tokens – and not IP addresses and domain-name lookups."

Yes, this is the same problem we run into when companies start talking about "personally identifiable information" generally -- the definition of PII used by pretty much every company in existence, and the definition I have are two very different things.

In my view, PII is any information that can be used to identify you. However, companies define it as a piece of information that is listed in their pre-ordained list of specific data items, all of which omit lots of information that can be personally identifying.

This is why I simply ignore any claims made about protecting "PII", since we don't even agree on our definitions.

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