The currency of new media is information, but is the marketplace of exchange privacy?

“The FTC should long ago have sounded a very public alarm,” the complaint reads, “concerning the data collection practices stemming from such fields as Web analytics, online advertising networks, behavioral targeting and [virtual reality media], all of which threaten the privacy of the U.S. public.” While the filing highlighted Microsoft, the software giant is a recent entry in an area led by Google and Yahoo, which garner the majority of their revenue from online advertising.

More from the Benton Foundation (links to the The Center for Digital Democracy brief and two articles).  More on the issue from Wikipedia, C|Net and WIRED.  Previously from WNM: The cost of “free”

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One response to “The currency of new media is information, but is the marketplace of exchange privacy?

  1. Pingback: Google's Web History: Your search history and the privacy you willingly give away. « What’s New Media?

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