[LINK] Bruce Schneier: Privacy eroded in virtual world
eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Fri Feb 25 11:55:16 EST 2005
On 25/2/05 10:49 AM, "Deus Ex Machina" <vicc at cia.com.au> wrote:
> why would I want to
> prevent amazon from know my shopping habbits intimately? the more it
> knows about what I buy the better recommendations it makes.
What makes you think the recommendations it makes are in your best
(1) the next person to stick a sugar coated jam filled donut under my nose
will get a dollar for recommending it ... even though I really should swear
off the damn things.
(2) the moment some product line becomes unprofitable, do you really think
Amazon will continue to recommend it to you, no matter how readily you'd be
to buy it?
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