Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spying on the Internet. FCC Not Interested in Privacy. What Do You Expect?

A NY Times article published yesterday describes a major problem regarding computer privacy with companies that track computer users' activity on the internet using flash cookies.  The FCC has ignored the public's privacy protections. 

What the NY Times article does not mention is the fact that the government actually contracts with these and other "spying" companies to obtain this same information and more on American citizens.  Does anyone expect protection from the government regarding our privancy?  Don't hold your breath.

The good thing is that some individuals are stepping up to the plate and trying to stop this type of spying by suing the companies directly.

Read NY Times article here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/technology/21cookie.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

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