Poll: What Do You Think About Companies Tracking You Online?

    by Mark Glaser
    November 16, 2012
    Digital eye image via "Truth Alliance":http://truthalliance.net/Archive/News/tabid/67/ID/9691/Is-Privacy-Dead-4-Government-and-Private-Entities-Conspiring-to-Track-Everything-You-Do-Online-and-Off.aspx

    Is someone watching you when you’re online, on email, on your smartphone? There’s no doubt about it when you consider that even the head of the CIA, David Petraeus, isn’t exempt from having emails come under scrutiny. But what about the average consumer? Should you put up with marketers, social media sites and pretty much every major site tracking your moves online? Should there be an easy opt-out? Or is the value of having targeted, relevant ad messages worth the online surveillance? Vote in our poll below and explain your reasoning in the comments. And if you want to learn more, check out Josh Stearns’ recent post on he subject, or the Mediatwits discussion.

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