More than Big Brother is Keeping an Eye on You

Does it bug you that everything you do is being tracked by Facebook, Twitter, Google, your email provider, search engines… and cookies (usually something yummy, but not in this case) are tracking your every move?  There is a whole database out there – an online profile – of your “likes” and dislikes, and preferences.  They follow your every move usually so they can better market to you but your information is for sale and anyone can buy it.  Watch this video on TED. You can add Collusion to your Mozilla / Firefox Browser and watch who is watching you.   They are tracking your 6-year-old if she is on the Internet.  There is no more anonymous.

OMG.  Now they want to put a camera in a box above your TV that can see you.  They can tell who you are and send ads that are just for you.  Really!?!

UPDATE 6/12/12:  Do you read Success Magazine?  If so you likely read the article “Mining Big Data“.  I guess this is a “big opportunity” for companies, but for me it’s just more of my privacy out the window.  Are you excited about your new car with OnStar?  Do you know you’re being tracked? It currently has three petabytes of data A YEAR coming through their data pipeline.  On petabyte equals 1 quadrillion bytes!  Maybe Living Off the Grid will take new meaning you the next time you hop on the Internet or drive with your OnStar or your GPS enabled phone.


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