Meet IDI: The Company That Has “Weaponized” Profiles On Every American Adult

From Zero Hedge:

“Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.”

If the government’s all-seeing eye was not worrying enough for the privacy-deprived American citizenry, ‘profiling’ has now gone mainstream as IDI, a year-old company in the so-called data-fusion business, is the first to centralize and weaponize all that information for its customers. As Bloomberg explains,

For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records—known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car—and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10.

 

Now they can combine that information with the kinds of things marketers know about you, such as which politicians you donate to, what you spend on groceries, and whether it’s weird that you ate in last night, to create a portrait of your life and predict your behavior.

The Boca Raton, Fla., company’s database service, idiCORE, combines public records with purchasing, demographic, and behavioral data… (Bloomberg continues)

Chief Executive Officer Derek Dubner says the system isn’t waiting for requests from clients – it’s already built a profile on every American adult, including young people who wouldn’t be swept up in conventional databases, which only index transactions.

 

“We have data on that 21-year-old who’s living at home with mom and dad,” he says.

 

…these personal profiles include all known addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses; every piece of property ever bought or sold, plus related mortgages; past and present vehicles owned; criminal citations, from speeding tickets on up; voter registration; hunting permits; and names and phone numbers of neighbors.

 

The reports also include photos of cars taken by private companies using automated license plate readers—billions of snapshots tagged with GPS coordinates and time stamps to help PIs …

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