But if you do any of the things mentioned..you give away huge amounts of information about your self and your life.. The simple fact you do it makes it voluntary. I just think people do not realize the scope to which this meta data can be mined for additional data and then confirmed by your continued creation of supplementary data...would it still be voluntary? You have given some subset of data much of the rest is abstracted from that data and then confirmed as you create more data..and typically all they need is a last name and zipcode..your daily life data confirms things like new jobs, new homes, new family additions. google adds start targeting you...you provided the data, you have allowed these people to strip you of your privacy..
I unfortunately agree with Frank Rich. Anyone who uses face book or any social media, participates in a loyalty program (think your buyers card for the supermarket), uses Google, Bing or other search engine voluntarily gives away all sorts of information you might not want to give away. Credit card or debit purchases. Marketer's wet dreams How else the targeted adds?
AND all this info is for sale! i used to work for a large marketing corp. Not only do they sell the info to anyone who can pay for it they sell it to both sides.. And much of it is not voluntarily given, most of it is inferred by supporting information (suddenly purchasing baby products etc.) My feeling is the mothers who get the half off coupons for formula once a month are glad of this invasion. It just gets weird when the man behind the curtain is pointed out to us.
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