Monday, November 28, 2011

Better close your blinds. Someone is peering into your home.

Who is this creep intruding on your privacy like that?

Everyone is entitled to privacy in their home — as well as their finances, health and communication. Privacy is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974 plus a slew of U.S. Supreme Court cases and even the Bill of Rights.

That's why people post signs everywhere with the words "Private," "Private Drive" and "Private Property" in big letters. That's why people hang the universal "Privacy, Please" tag outside their hotel rooms to avoid being disturbed by the maid.

So who's violating your privacy?

A recent faculty/industry seminar hosted by the International Radio and Television Society in New York City implicates "social media." The seminar revealed that the average person spends a mind-blowing 11.5 hours per day using media such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and televisions.

More and more, we're using these devices to connect with other people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and LinkedIn.

What are we doing? We're posting photos and videos; we're mapping where we are; and we're offering thoughts we would normally keep to ourselves...
Anonymous ScottC said...
Mark Ghunheim, the CEO of Trendrr wrote in response to the article you posted:


- this page and has 5 tracking items on it - 2 that create profile on readers (AddThis and Quantcast) then the following 3rd party companies; Real Media, Omniture, Google Adsense as well as the previously mentioned AddThis and Quantcast all collecting personal information.