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Daffy Doug Inactive Member15 Dec 2011 11:48 a.m. PST


Veeery interesting. And scary, at least to me.

Implied, is the utter knowability of ANYONE using the Net: literally everything that you click on can be traced. If you have a problem with that, then don't use the Net, I guess….

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2011 12:31 p.m. PST

Meh. Lost me with that "99%ers" whine. MAAB.

pphalen Inactive Member15 Dec 2011 8:59 p.m. PST

Although this article doesn't really reference, I think it is funny that FB users are finding out about these things (and fuming) even though tracking cookies have been around forever.

What an amazing coincidence that the ads are just like what I just posted!?!

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member16 Dec 2011 5:35 a.m. PST

Not exactly news.

The widespread usage of credit scores as a predictor of many behaviors – including its use for car insurance rates – is another symptom of the quantification of personal behavior.

Credit card companies do analyze your purchases and roll that behavior into their risk models. Your interest rates reflect that risk modelling. But its hardly new information.

Cincinnatus Inactive Member16 Dec 2011 5:40 p.m. PST

I think this goes way beyond cookies and tracking your purchases. A lot of people now get a lot of their news and form opinions on topics based on what they read on the Internet from various sources. If those sources are filtered or are filtering information, then those opinions are going to be based on incomplete information.

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