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Are Product Demographics Pushing the Limits on Privacy?

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Minority Report
Ann R. Thryft   6/6/2013 1:02:02 PM
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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.

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bobjengr   6/6/2013 5:29:40 PM
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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
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Charles Murray   6/6/2013 7:55:05 PM
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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.

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product demographics.
Gorski   6/7/2013 9:29:59 PM
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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?

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Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:13:14 PM
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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
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Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:15:12 PM
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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
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Rob Spiegel   6/11/2013 9:21:33 PM
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My guess, Ann, is that you have wide-ranging eclectic tastes and it makes the programs tear their hair out -- so to speak.

Mydesign
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Mydesign   6/11/2013 11:53:47 PM
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"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
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Ann R. Thryft   6/12/2013 12:41:58 PM
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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
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Rob Spiegel   6/12/2013 1:30:04 PM
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If the programs ever crack your individual code of interests, it may be time to worry. 

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