HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
CAD/CAM Corner

Are Product Demographics Pushing the Limits on Privacy?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Minority Report
Ann R. Thryft   6/6/2013 1:02:02 PM
NO RATINGS
I think the information requirements for making targeted advertising work with consumers are a lot higher than with business users because there's potentially more degrees of freedom of choice involved. Targeted advertising worked for business users even before the Internet, via trade publications.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
PRIVACY
bobjengr   6/6/2013 5:29:40 PM
NO RATINGS
At one time I did not think I was that paranoid but now--privacy really concerns me.  I just noticed a post indicating that NSA is "snooping" around and requiring phone companies such as Verizon to supply information relative to calls places by individuals to "state-side" areas and individuals in foreign lands.   This really bothers me. They tell us the content is not monitored.  I believe that like a moose needs a hat rack.   I "clean up" my computer on a weekly basis and noticed I had 187 "cookies" from companies such as ADWARE and others.  Wondering how this can really not be a violation of privacy.    I have an IT buddy who told me the only confidence was the thought never spoken or written.  I suspect he was correct. Great article CABE. 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: PRIVACY
Charles Murray   6/6/2013 7:55:05 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm the same, bobjengr. I never considered myself paranoid, but I'm now careful about all messages on e-mail and IM. Personal face-to-face conversation is one of the few communication realms that I still consider completely safe.

Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
product demographics.
Gorski   6/7/2013 9:29:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, you think face-to-fqce conversation is still safe? How do you knw if the other party isn't bugged or filming you non an iphone with the camers and sound on?

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: privacy concerns
Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:13:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Mydesign,

With the recent NSA and Microsoft XBOX ONE revelations, I think people are going to soon get fed up with the constant spying and data gathering. No wonder the VPN industry is blowing up in popularity.

C

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Limits on Privacy
Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:15:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Apresher,

You made me think... will any of this spying and data gathering ever benefit the individual?

Seems like it is only used to make sure we are following the rules, and how to squeeze more money out of us.

C

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Minority Report
Rob Spiegel   6/11/2013 9:21:33 PM
NO RATINGS
My guess, Ann, is that you have wide-ranging eclectic tastes and it makes the programs tear their hair out -- so to speak.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: privacy concerns
Mydesign   6/11/2013 11:53:47 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"With the recent NSA and Microsoft XBOX ONE revelations, I think people are going to soon get fed up with the constant spying and data gathering. No wonder the VPN industry is blowing up in popularity."

Cabe, oho that's a bad news and it's against our privacy.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Minority Report
Ann R. Thryft   6/12/2013 12:41:58 PM
NO RATINGS
I think your guess is right, Rob. But what's worse is the fact that I have very specialized tastes within the (many) categories and these programs can't keep up. Yet that's what they're supposed to do.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Minority Report
Rob Spiegel   6/12/2013 1:30:04 PM
NO RATINGS
If the programs ever crack your individual code of interests, it may be time to worry. 

<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs from CAD/CAM Corner
A relative newcomer to the 3D printing market has developed a 3D printer that can use five different materials in multiple colors for customized creations.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
Micro Python is priming the presses. After smashing its Kickstarter campaign, the programming platform is almost ready to release its Micro Python boards into the public market.
Theorem Solutions recently announced the release of its newest software solution: Publish 3D. The program enables direct translation between CAD software and the PDF format, allowing engineers to spend more of their time doing what they do best -- creating.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service