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"Leave No Trace?" Not So Easy in a Digital World

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 15, 2010

While many of us may love the simplicity of being able to tap our smartphones or click a computer mouse to find directions, order theatre tickets or make a quick bank transaction, all that convenience comes with a price, the loss of privacy. CNN reports that in this digital age, such information as personal interests and the locations of the places where you shop, eat or go out on the town is valuable data for companies and advertisers. "Almost anything you do in today's society involves leaving a track," said Doug Klunder, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington's Privacy Project.
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