[TriLUG] OT: When did GMail prostitution get so popular?
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Thu Aug 26 14:55:03 EDT 2004
> Privacy? Ok, keep deluding yourself. In this case, the benefit
> outweighs the risk. I've never seen an ad in a mail I sent, and I
> barely notice the text ads on the side. In fact, I didn't notice them
> until I looked for them.
Never did I intend people to interpret what I said to mean that I thought
email was secure to begin with, I dont. I guess what I was refereing to
was companies using social engineering to track me and thus try market to
me. I think there is a difference between someone sniffing my email off
the wire and a company scanning my email to tailor ads to me. Along the
same lines I certainly don't like the idea of imbedding RFID tags in
clothing so that when you go into Sears they know you are wearing a shirt
from JC Penney's. Not that it has come to that yet, but it might. How
about having to imbed a chip in your hand similar to what you can do for
animals. Only instead of finding a lost dog, the govermnet now tracks your
every move. Maybe a little to big brotherish, but just because technology
evolves doesn't mean that it is necesarilly put to the best use.
Remember, it's not paranoia if they really are after you
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