By Richard Hay for Windows Observer
Well in the past week several major players in the online and tech community have either come clean or been exposed concerning privacy related actions such as keeping your data without telling you, copying your entire address book or watching your browsing habits.
Now none of this is new stuff – as long as there has been an Internet we have had issues over our data and privacy. It has gotten somewhat better recently because of a renewed focus on the part of tech companies who have decided to change their ways. Unfortunately, those changes have come about because of an outcry from the general Internet population because the company was caught with their fingers in the privacy cookie jar and they were keeping all the crumbs without telling anyone.
You would think that those types of things, which happen all too regularly, would slowly start to stop as companies read the tealeaves in relationship to privacy and change their conduct behind the walls of their business.
Well based on the most recent issues that have come to light that is a very poor assumption on my part.
This post is excerpted with permission from Windows Observer.