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Are You Paying More Attention to Your Privacy?

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Edward Snowden via video conference at SxSW

Originally appeared on my blog Creativity Unbound. Read the entire piece there.

Who knows you’re here right now? I’ll tell you. Google analytics, Livefyre and Twitter. They may not know exactly who you are, but they know something about you. At least your IP address. Does that matter to you?

If you were to visit Toys “R” Us, you’d find 40 trackers following you. Chances are that Toys “R” Us doesn’t even know that. I learned from looking at Ghostery, which lets you decide who follows you around online.

Privacy is suddenly on everyone’s radar. It took Edward Snowden and PRISM to call our attention to what we already knew but somehow dismissed. We learned that the government, whom we didn’t authorize, along with Google and Facebook, whom we did, know everything about us. And we reveal a lot. Where we’ve been, whom we’ve been with, how long we were there.

Read the full post here.

 

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  • Mar 16 Posted 1 year ago Madhava Verma D...

    Very essential topic you have brought up and its true.