If you like printing out coupons from the Internet but don’t like for retailers to know too much about you, um, now might be a good time to stop. Coupons sent to cell phones or printed out from sites like Ebates.com or even Facebook can contain info all about who is spending money on what products, how often, and so on and so forth, all in a bid for retailers to better market to consumers.
Here’s the creepiest complaint we’ve received in a long, long time. Reader Sam says he was filmed by a security guard contracted by Time/Warner during a recent showing of The Invasion at an AMC movie theater.
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.