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Opinion: When It Comes to Tracking, What Are We Worried About?


June 6, 2012

In an opinion piece for MIT's Technology Review, Antonio Regalado discusses the impact of tracking technologies following Microsoft's recent announcement that Internet Explorer 10 will contain a do-not-track feature by default. Regalado notes recent suits alleging violations of federal wiretap laws and the circumvention of privacy settings and discusses regulators' claims that privacy-related harms need not be physical or economic, asking, "what are we really worried about?...Despite the hand-wringing, it's not so easy to find people who have been hurt by the collection of their personal data."
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