Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Is Privacy Really THAT Special Anymore?

From the article: "Since privacy is a broad term and can be defined in many ways, it is not always clear what an invasion of privacy is or whether there are different degrees of invasion. Some pervert using binoculars to spy on you in the shower or follow you around vs. the government or Google reading your e-mails can both count as invasions of privacy but only the former presents any sort of potential for disruption or danger in your life so long as you are a law abiding citizen.

Currently, people can find out just about everything they want to know about you by using cookies and behavioral targeting since your Internet history is readily accessible. This has its rewards and aversions since consumers appreciate things like friend suggestions on Facebook, but also might find it creepy that so much of their behavior can be predicted." Read more