New tech means goodbye to privacy

New tech means goodbye to privacy

Summary: Hot new tech devices can mean more convenience to the user as well as more data for the marketer or someone that you don't want to have it.

TOPICS: Privacy, E-Commerce

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  • Another new tracking method designed to encourage retail buying is the use of visual devices that will scan the potential customer's face to determine whether they are pleased or not. If they don't look particularly pleased, then the store will attempt to interest the customer in something else.

  • All hope is not lost, there are some technologies that put a blanket over the devices that want to track you. For example, this digital wallet has a device that will hide it from RFID tracking devices.

  • Our smart technologies don't always work as advertised. Many people have no problem giving up privacy for many benefits available. But others don't see it that way.

Topics: Privacy, E-Commerce

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  • So let's bring back the old tech...

    or is that reverse-ageism? :D

    Still, where in the Constitution is there a right to privacy or anything? That makes a fun study for research! :)
  • Who designed this page?

    I rarely bother reading articles with such awkward navigation, but today I feel like giving my input. What horrible navigation! Clicking Next to load a new page (Ow, my eyes!) for a minimal amount of new content, or that little film strip just below it! As if those little thumbnails give me better random access - but why? I have a wheel on my mouse. Why can't I just scroll down the page to read the twelve or so paragraphs and photos? As I would do with a pdf or Word document? At least some other websites have a "View as one page" option. And even some of the graphics don't do anything for the article. For instance, I already know what a backpack looks like. This design actually makes Facebook look good by comparison (the news feed, not the timeline). Please, let me just load one page - you can put all the ads you want - instead of loading twelve pages for twelve short paragraphs.
    Bill Drummer
    • Because then the author doesn't get paid for twelve clicks.

      Screw the reader, good sense, and best practices. Bring in the bacon, baby!
  • Eh, no on one thing . . .

    " But what if the test results or a discussion of them arrives at work? At this point your employer has the right to read it even before the patients loved ones even are told."

    No, he doesn't have the right. In fact, he'd be breaking the law. You could in fact bring him to court over it.