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.

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TOPICS: Privacy, E-Commerce
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  • Parents may use chips in bicycles to track their children. But what if gets get into the wrong hands?

  • Smart pills that contain a tiny camera that can look for abnormalities inside your body. 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.

  • Stores can track you down to give you directions to an item you've expressed interest in. But again, so can others.

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! :)
    HypnoToad72
  • 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!
      clfitz
  • 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.
    CobraA1