Who's Tracking You?
The cover story for the January 2009 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine is a piece I wrote about ways marketers, or even stalkers, can track people through technologies many of us use every day.
Here's a snippet from that piece:
"Free Web services aren't free," says Gregory Conti, a computer science professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. "We pay for them with micropayments of personal information. Users aren't entirely oblivious to the fact that information is being collected, and they're doing a cost-benefit analysis, but they're not thinking long-term."
I believe it is important for people to understand the privacy implications of the technologies they use, and the article touches on some of the more pervasive technologies in use today.
The full story is online here.
December 12, 2008; 10:12 AM ET
Categories: From the Bunker , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0
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