I just had the most frightening wake up slap in the face. The internet is dangerous!!

 

 I'm a computer guy. I should have known, but I was totally blindsided tonight. I have an amazon.com account. I have in the past bought a few foreign movies and 2 computer books. Haven't bought anything in over a year. About a year ago I came a vegetarian. When I went to amazon tonight the first 2 rows of suggestions were vegetarian and vegan books. I realize that I probably clicked on a link for a book that took me there at some point in the last year but the fact that they have kept that information scares the hell out of me. The government can, and probably has, grab all the saved information about us.

Am I the only one afraid of this obvious threat to our freedom, not just because besides being an atheist. I'm a supporter of some non government rich corporation unfriendly activist causes.

 

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Comment by Bob on July 13, 2011 at 8:45pm
At least you're interested in something the scares you..You are facing your fears..good for you
Comment by Steve on July 13, 2011 at 8:02pm
Sure the info can be used in nefarious ways but it is just a dumb algorithm not some guy who is actively watching your account. What is interesting is if you enter a search from your computer and then have a friend enter the same search in to their computer the results may be radically different . Because of the search engines tendency to anticipate what you will like it has the unintended consequence of narrowing your selection of information. This might lead some to believe erroneously that there are more in agreement with their thinking on the web than might actually be true.
Comment by Doug Reardon on July 12, 2011 at 7:57pm
If you click on any ad, your browser will fill with ads for that particular item.

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