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Debera Harward
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Re: Limits on Privacy
Debera Harward   6/5/2013 12:25:41 PM
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Elizebeth, you are absolutely correct in this technology age product demographics play a very important role in increasing the sales. Facial reader , expression reader software is just awsome software,Although they help marketors in marketing and launching new products with the help of consumer behaviour it can also cause certain privacy issues with the consumers . Today i myself think  that organizations know about me more than myself and this is bit annoying at times .

tekochip
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Re: Minority Report
tekochip   6/5/2013 11:28:40 AM
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and now he can sample your DNA.

sdoyle
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Re: Minority Report
sdoyle   6/5/2013 11:22:17 AM
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The face recognition and such items in Minority Report certainly relate to this article, bu the more I see these types of advances in technology and think of the continued advancement/acceptance/placement of these devices the more it reminds of George Orwell's 1984. A game system that can record and report your activities without your consent or knowlege?  Big Brother is watching.

Jesusa
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Good Idea for Product Demographics Pushing
Jesusa   6/5/2013 10:36:46 AM
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I personally think that advertisers should use this data gathering to the max according to my likes and dislikes. I certainly do not like to see advertisements that does not interest me. For example I see alot of adds about diets, physical exercise, food etc. around my facebook home when I am physically fit and naturally love fruits and vegetables. On the other hand I rarely see ads on innovative technologies unless I search and research these. Concerning Privacy, if you want privacy then do not have profiles (esp. social media) period.

William K.
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Re: Limits on Privacy
William K.   6/5/2013 9:50:06 AM
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Apresher, the unfortunate truth is that nothing will be allowed to stand in the way of the quest for profit. GREED will assure that any laws intended to protect privacy are inadequate. Note that I do NOT believe that it is right, only that it is what I see happening.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Limits on Privacy
Elizabeth M   6/5/2013 8:07:04 AM
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I think some of this technology does walk a fine line. I understand demographics are a necessary part of target campaigns and the like but sometimes it does creep me out to think some company knows a bit more about my likes and habits then I would like them to. But I suppose the Internet is a public place, which is why I know some people who are extremely careful about what they share. And as an avid and prolific Facebook users, I feel a bit hypocritical complaining about privacy, since I do share quite a bit with that website, and realize it's being used for data mining.

Mydesign
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privacy concerns
Mydesign   6/5/2013 3:18:34 AM
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Cabe, companies are doing lots of data gathering and analysis for formalizing various marketing strategies.  But whether it's against individual privacy or not is a big issue, which has to be questionable in consumer courts.

far911
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Re: Minority Report
far911   6/5/2013 2:52:51 AM
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@tekochip - Minority Report was a disastrous example of poking your nose in other people's business. A more recent and worse example can be witnessed in a TV show called "Person of Interest".

far911
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Re: Minority Report
far911   6/5/2013 2:50:42 AM
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I think there's not a serious case of privacy contract breach if you use market demographics to advertise to masses instead of individuals.

Charles Murray
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Re: Minority Report
Charles Murray   6/4/2013 6:52:04 PM
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Agreed, tekochip. Predictive algorithms? Facial recognition software? The more stories like this I see on Design News, the more I think Steven Spielberg nailed it with Minority Report.

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