Microsoft Developing Software That Can ID You From Your Browsing Habits

Here’s a nice thought: Microsoft is developing software that can analyze your internet habits and positively ID you. From New Scientist:

In online communities at least, entering fake details such as a bogus name or age may no longer prevent others from working out exactly who you are.

That is the spectre raised by new research conducted by Microsoft. The computing giant is developing software that could accurately guess your name, age, gender and potentially even your location, by analysing telltale patterns in your web browsing history. But experts say the idea is a clear threat to privacy – and may be illegal in some places.

Well, that’s not cool with us. —MEGHANN MARCO

New software can identify you from your online habits [New Scientist via BoingBoing]
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