17025312 story Data Miners Scraping Away Our Privacy 142 Posted by Soulskill on Friday October 15, 2010 @10:08AM from the hopefully-they-get-trapped-in-a-chilean-digitial-mine dept. Presto Vivace writes "Twig, writing for Corrente, reports on data scrapers. They are not looking for passwords and such; scrapers are looking at blogs and forums searching for material relevant to their corporate clients. We are assured that the information is 'anonymized' to protect the identities of forum participants. However, a tool called PeekYou permits users to connect online names with real world identities. No worries, though — if you have a week to spare, you can opt-out of some of the larger data banks."