Through The Static

March 25, 2008

A Push to Limit the Tracking of Web Surfers’ Clicks

Filed under: Rights,Technology — disciplepete @ 6:37 pm

NYT:

AFTER reading about how Internet companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo collect information about people online and use it for targeted advertising, one New York assemblyman said there ought to be a law.

So he drafted a bill, now gathering support in Albany, that would make it a crime — punishable by a fine to be determined — for certain Web companies to use personal information about consumers for advertising without their consent. (article)

It’s a bit disconcerting that we’re being followed around on the web…maybe some legislation is what we need.

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