Topic: Internet Privacy
I'm wondering how much other people are concerned about internet privacy. I'm fairly worried about this issue. It seems like most people aren't too concerned, think the tracking's beneficial, or think the battle's over and lost. I guess kids growing up with Smartphones wouldn't even understand what "privacy" I'm talking about.
The only way I see how extensive this stuff is, is with the Firefox add-on Ghostery. There are so many trackers, and they're way more specific than cookies used to be. Of course, Google's the biggest data bank, and their basic motivation is to sell us stuff. I don't consider that a threat, but what about that data bank getting hacked into? And what if Google decides "Don't be evil" is outdated?
Actually, this is one of the reasons I like my Chumby above any Google OS, phone or otherwise. My Chumby just doesn't need to know a lot about me.
I don't want to rant, I'm just curious if others here are concerned about this stuff, or if it's just a hangover from my hippie days.