Feb 222011
 February 22, 2011  Posted by  Business, Online

Elaine Rigoli writes:

Calvin Pappas is just 19-years-old but thinks online privacy is one of the hottest topics today. While Congress debates regulating the online advertising and tracking industry, the Computer Engineering student has created a site called SelectOut to teach consumers how companies really gather and use their online data.

As companies are working to become more transparent before any legislation is enacted, however, Pappas is keeping one step ahead of them with his Consumer Opt-Out list that shows people how to choose their own privacy options.

His site couldn’t be simpler. When you click on www.selectout.com, the site instantly determines how many websites are tracking you. It then gives you the option to “select out” of all or just some of the tracking.

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