Privacy

All this hoopla today about Twitter tracking its users got me thinking about Steve Wildstrom’s piece the other day about online privacy.

Munro noted that people are perfectly willing to surrender privacy for small rewards. “People worry about privacy, but everybody signs up for a Safeway card. People are giving up their own privacy.”

We do freely give up information about ourselves all the time. So, why are we so surprised when we learn we’re being tracked?

 
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