We will regret the loss of our privacy and the monopolies — Google and Facebook that we built. BTW, don’t you think that Google and Facebook should offer us stock in their companies?
Send us a thank you note, for helping them build their empires using our data?
People should be nervous, that everyone is doing the same thing — “You’re not on Facebook? What’s wrong with you”?
At least people in Europe get it. See this link from the NYT – Europe Moves Ahead on Privacy Laws.
Consider why people in Europe get it, but we don’t?
For the few that are following along, Safari and Internet Explorer both have added options for “do not track”.
But, because as of now do not track is voluntary, these settings “do not do anything”.
Here’s a copy of a recent email I got on the subject of do not track from the fine folks at DuckDuckGo.com
“You may or may not know there is now a setting in most browsers called Do Not Track. It is a result of a self-regulatory effort by the tech industry , but discussions have all but broke down and an outside mediator has been called in to try to restore some forward progress:
“In the mean time, we consumers are left with a misleading setting that does next to nothing. We (at DuckDuckGo) created a new micro-site for consumers that draws attention to this ineffectiveness:
“We could really use your help in spreading it anywhere you feel is relevant. Also, if you use reddit or StumbleUpon, we’d appreciate your support on those services: