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McGruber (1417641) writes "During her testimony at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing Wednesday( about the data-broker industry, Pam Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy Forum ( revealed that the Medbase200 ( unit of Integrated Business Services Incorporated had been offering a list of “rape sufferers” on its website, at a cost of $79 for 1,000 names ( The company, which sells marketing information to pharmaceutical companies, also offered lists of domestic violence victims, HIV/AIDS patients, and “peer pressure sufferers”.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Integrated Business Services Incorporated President Sam Tartamella ( initially denied that his company maintained or sold databases of rape victims. After the Journal provided him a link to the “rape sufferers” page, he said he would remove it from Medbase200s website. The page was removed later Wednesday."

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Data Broker Medbase200 sold lists of rape & domestic violence victims

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  • So the article reports the company is claiming it wasn't a real list, just an internal test search that somehow made it out on the production server.

    But even if you believe them, there are other lists which they don't dispute - like lists of people with diabetes and arthritis which is still none of their damn business.

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