Tracking, Watching, Listening…

Web users should be able to tell advertising networks not to show them targeted advertisements based on their browsing activities — and those companies should comply. That is the verdict of the leaders of a working group that has been arguing for almost two years over how to establish a uniform Do Not Track standard for the Internet.

…Still unresolved and a major point of difference among the group’s members is whether advertising networks and data brokers should be allowed to collect, retain and categorize that browsing data, using small bits of code and other methods that identify each user…

Do Not Track rules…

 

As I’ve posted before, government collection of data is only one piece of the cyber-security and privacy puzzle.

Then there’s this:

America’s research universities, among the most open and robust centers of information exchange in the world, are increasingly coming under cyberattack, most of it thought to be from China, with millions of hacking attempts weekly. Campuses are being forced to tighten security, constrict their culture of openness and try to determine what has been stolen.

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