Reply to post: Re: Secure transactions, insecure meta ?

US consumer watchdog starts sniffing around tech giants' use of your spending data

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Re: Secure transactions, insecure meta ?

The actual transaction may be secure but they still will be able to understand:

Who made it (or at least the device)

Where it was made


This is then aggregated with what has been scraped from websites etc where the actual purchase was made providing huge amounts of information. Just because the actual transfer of the money is secure is an irrelevance.

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