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How much online privacy do you really have? Less than you think


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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:48 PM

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How much online privacy do you really have? Less than you think

By Ed Bott | February 12, 2012, 4:40pm PST

Summary: How much privacy do you have on the web? An independent group called PrivacyChoice has undertaken the formidable effort of assigning a numeric score to popular websites, measuring their published policies and how much tracking they allow. The results are eye-opening.

Your privacy takes a beating every time you open your web browser.

But how badly are you being pummeled? An independent group called PrivacyChoice has undertaken the formidable effort of assigning a numeric score, on a scale of 0-100, to help rate the policies and practices of website publishers and the trackers they use to monitor your activities as you move around the web.

That rating, called PrivacyScore, was officially unveiled today. And while it?s fun to look at the individual scores for some of your favorite websites, it?s sobering to consider how poorly behaved most websites are when it comes to your privacy.

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http://www.zdnet.com...-you-think/4508


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

Another article in addition:
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Your personal data isn't free (and other misconceptions)

By Andrew Nusca | February 13, 2012, 7:31am PST

Summary: A new startup promises to leverage your personal data in exchange for discounts and deals on products online. There?s a value to your information, it argues. But is it worth a middleman?

http://www.zdnet.com...nceptions/69265