Privacy is a funny thing.
Online, we want search engines to show us best possible results, Facebook to amuse us with mostÂ intriguingÂ stories from our friends, and yet we are afraid that they are ‘stealing’ our data with cookies.
I guess this disconnect of expectations happens because we are intimately convinced, that the world revolves around us, and that the ‘most relevant result’ has nothing to do with me as an individual, so why would they possibly need MY data, don’t they have enough from everyone else already?
TechCrunch :: In the age of endless sharing, super cookies, social search results, and that ever-present social graph, it’s comforting to know that there are some who are still prioritizing privacy. (And a few of them are former Googlers no less!
Supposedly in Netherlands, people don’t use shades on windows, because “windows are for looking out, not in”, and in NY, it’s sometimes considered rude to use shades that preventÂ neighborsÂ use their binoculars.
- “New” EU Privacy Law Email (Cookies) (brilliantthinking.net)
- A quick look at the European Cookie Banning Law! (dphilosophy.wordpress.com)
- US, Europe investigate Google’s bypass of Safari privacy settings (arstechnica.com)