Privacy Advisor

The Privacy Merchants: What is to be done?

There are two kinds of corporations that keep track of what Internet users buy, read, visit, drink and who they call, e-mail, date and much else. Some merely track users’ activity on their site as part of their regular business; recording purchases and viewed products helps them increase sales, while other corporations make shadowing Internet users--and keeping very detailed dossiers on them--their main line of business. One can call these the “privacy merchants.”

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