Comments on: Default scenarios, Yankees’ doctors, and why Internet companies backpedaled on privacy http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: barenski http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-445 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:12:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-445 I once signed with a phone company and in the same month started receiving mysterious letters from lawyers in Spain about inheritances from strangers, that was a couple years ago; I guess we’ll just have to work on some sort of alternative personalities just for internet purposes

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By: ThatOtherGuy http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-444 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:53:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-444 And need I point out that Steve Brill was the guy behind the failed pay-to-skip-the-airport-security-checkpo int boondoggle called Clear. When his company crashed and burned, all of the biometrics –including iris scans– he collected from those gullible enough to have joined were auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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By: ThatOtherGuy http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-443 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:49:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-443 Tracking is tracking. US corporations have been actively collaborating with NSA to monitor every move we make-on line: both need to be curtailed.

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-442 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:26:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-442 As has been noted elsewhere, private sector companies cannot do to us what the NSA can do to us. It’s one thing to be marketed to by a company or companies, it’s another thing to be spied on by our government, which in the extreme case can deprive us of our very freedoms and put us into prison. So, while I’m concerned about what private sector companies are doing in the e-marketing realm, I’m far more concerned about what my government is doing, without my permission, and without the meaningful permission or even knowledge of the people or its representatives in any meaningful sense. That is what needs to be focused on.

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-441 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:47:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-441 My post did not appear immediately. Since when do Reuters censor comments? Or did the NSA ask you to do so?

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/09/24/default-scenarios-yankees-doctors-and-why-internet-companies-backpedaled-on-privacy/comment-page-1/#comment-440 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:45:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1137#comment-440 There is a huge difference between corporate tracking (clicking an advert is always optional) and government tracking (ultimately always to set up a surveillance state – see the USSR under Stalin).

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