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Experts Say Consumers Should Be Wary of Changes

DATA PROTECTION

February 3, 2012

Consumers probably should be very concerned about their privacy on the Internet. That's according to a Calgary Herald report that discusses recent changes to online business practices, citing Google's recent announcement that it will begin combining the information it collects on an individual user and Facebook's rollout of its Timeline interface. Security analysts say richer behavioural data, "more readily available to advertisers...tend to aid and abet more unsavory uses," the report states.
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