Yesterday I bought a Timex wristwatch at a local JC Penney store.
Today I clicked on a link on my own web log and an ad for Timex wristwatches at JC Penney popped up.
Coincidence? I think not.
It is chilling to think that I am being tracked by data miners who can figure everything about my life—including things I don’t know myself.
It is even more chilling to think that these data miners aren’t human—just computer algorithms programmed to mimic human surveillance.
The Hypocrisy of the Internet Journalist by Quinn Norton for The Message. [Hat tip to Mike the Mad Biologist]
Why Google Is a political matter: A conversation with Julian Assange by John Keane for Australia’s The Monthly. [Hat tip to naked capitalism]