A report released Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission finds the data broker industry often uses "potentially sensitive categories" in collecting and analyzing consumer data by making "inferences" on their backgrounds.

Such categories include "Urban Scramble" and "Mobile Mixers," both of which include a high concentration of Latinos and African-Americans with low incomes. The category "Rural Everlasting" includes single men and women over age 66 with "low educational attainment and low net worths."

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