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Tue, 16 Jul 2013

From the Guardian: We want privacy from the government, but we're open-freaking books on social media

An interesting piece from Lindsey Bever of the Guardian: We want privacy from the government, but we're an open book on social media: There's outrage about the NSA's 'spying' on citizens, but many of us are willing to share our personal lives and locations daily

The short version: Corporations know your every move because you're letting them track you. It's more like science-fiction-come-true than not.

Personally I don't let Twitter track my movements (though the Android app does ask), and I don't allow tracking in most any app I use on my phone.

But Google probably knows where I am due to data being sent from the Android device itself. We clearly need a way of anonimizing our web activity, especially from mobile devices that have tracking via GPS and cell towers pretty much baked into their hardware and firmware.