Maybe Wireless Tracking Devices Are Not So Good

from the so-I'm-not-the-only-one-who's-a-little-scared dept

I avoided posting the thousands of stories that appeared over the weekend concerning the “digital angel” technology, or the others that were talking about more location-based marketing to your cell phone, because they were all so damn enthusiastic about the technology. I’m not convinced it’s such a great thing, and other are apparently scared of the technology as well. I think the privacy issue is an important one to keep in mind. I also don’t really want to know if the pizza place I’m walking by has a special sale going on right now. It sounds like a marketer’s dream, but does the consumer really want it?

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dan'l says:

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difficult not to sound paranoid about this, but ever faster computers becoming capable of tracking all these implanted people and what they spend, where they go, who they meet, what they watch, say, (think)

thanks but no thanks

just because privacy is harder to acheive, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth fighting for.

Kristy Melton says:

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I think that tracking someone is wrong no matter what the case. It would be like tying someone up and watching them all day long. A person is going to do what a person is going to do. You can’t be a watchdog to them. It’s just not right. An individual has the right to his or her own life. No matter what the situation is.

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