Oct 272010
 
 October 27, 2010  Online, Surveillance

An editorial from the Orange County Register begins:

The Internet is developing so rapidly that users typically discover only after the fact that their privacy was invaded or their private online activities were revealed to strangers. Safeguards don’t seem to keep pace. That’s troubling if, for example, a private marketer stealthily follows your online activities, as the Wall Street Journal has reported, or if trusted online sources permit others access to users’ personal information without their knowledge or consent.

It’s bad enough when private organizations track or share the Internet behavior of unsuspecting users. But private entities have limited control over our lives. It’s quite another thing when the government does the snooping.

Read more in the Orange County Register.

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