It's only been three years since started testing out its portable people meter that is supposed to automatically track whatever media you might be consuming at any particular time. Engadget points out that the device has now snagged the all important thumbs up from the FCC for the device. Of course, it's a bit creepy to think that some company is monitoring everything you watch, so Arbitron has apparently come up with a few numbers to show just how little people actually value their media monitoring habits: $5 per month with occasional bonuses here and there. Might not compare to the big tax break some have discussed for giving up your right to privacy -- but it is interesting to see a growing recognition that your privacy has a price.
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