After this week’s reading I’m left thinking about what doesn’t use data tracking. It would probably be a shorter list than what does track data.
I’ve only worked for two companies and both I’ve started prior to the Facebook craze. I’ve never heard of a potential employer asking for login information. If I were ever in that position, it would make me question the company as one I probably don’t want to work for. I’m really surprised that companies felt they could do this. I guess they can because they’ve not found a precise law that says they can’t.
It’s nice to see government officials and state lawmakers are putting together bills to prevent this. Some might be surprised that Facebook is all for privacy but it makes sense to me. Allowing employers to be granted Facebook login information will keep people from utilizing Facebook and that isn’t something Facebook wants.
When it comes to tracking data in someone’s heart, I think that’s pretty cool. What isn’t cool is that the people that have this device implanted in them don’t have access to the data. The companies are looking for ways to profit of the data but they won’t spend the money to develop a system to share the data with those that need it the most, the patients.
Wow don’t supercookies sound yummy. Wrong. It’s just another device created to gather data without someone knowing what is being gathered. The bad side of the supercookie is that it’s been made to not be able to be removed easily. That’s where it crosses the line for me.
When you’re online do you think of all the ways your data is being tracked and shared?