Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stop the ‘Do Not Track’ Madness

Weinstein, Lauren. "Stop the ‘Do Not Track’ Madness." Wired, February 29, 2012.

From the commentary: "It’s human nature to want something for nothing. But when it comes to web services, this understandable tendency seems to often blossom into a veritable psychosis. The unending brouhaha over internet “Do Not Track” controversies is an obvious case in point.

When it comes to internet issues, emotion and political gamesmanship have often replaced common sense and logic to no good end, as when Google recently was falsely accused of intentional privacy violations for merely employing widely used workarounds to fundamentally flawed browser cookie systems."  Read more