online privacy

Quote of the day: “What happens when The Guardian lets an author gloat about stalking a blogger”

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 20, 2014 // 6 Comments

Plagiarism or not, second-hand reporting or not, I can’t do better than to simply repeat and link to the above headline. Here’s The Guardian, defender of free speech and woolly thinking, running in full the ruminations of author Kathleen Hale on how she tracked down the perpetrator of [...]

Amazon sez: All your reading habits are belong to us

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 11, 2014 // 4 Comments

The recent Wall Street Journal article on “The Summer’s Most Unread Books” attracted a little comment in passing on how easy it is for Amazon to probe deep into people’s personal reading habits. Courtesy of the Kindle “Popular Highlights” feature, WSJ‘s [...]

Reader Privacy Under Threat in the Digital Age

By libertyc
September 2, 2012 // 12 Comments

There was an interesting overview of reader privacy issues in this week’s Guardian. I wonder if most e-book readers have given any thought to the issue. I bet it hasn’t even crossed their minds that the customer profile Amazon or Kobo or Sony might have on them—detailing what [...]

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