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Altimeter’s Research Themes: Three Business Disruptions Dynamic Customer Journey, Adaptive Organization, and Sentient World As an analyst and research firm focused on disruptive trends, our clients and others frequently ask us what we are paying attention to and what we are researching. With this in mind, below we announce a few key disruptive themes that have the potential to significantly impact organizations and consumers during the next three years.
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Click the local Home Depot ad and your email address gets handed to a dozen companies monitoring you. Your web browsing, past, present, and future, is now associated with your identity. Swap photos with friends on Photobucket and clue a couple dozen more into your username.
By JULIA ANGWIN A coalition of Internet companies including Google has agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers, Julia Angwin reports on digits. Photo: Getty Images. A coalition of Internet giants including Google Inc.
One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers. Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.
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The Internet has become indispensable for most of us. Shopping. Connecting with friends. Banking. Blogging. Reviewing medical records.
Google intentionally circumvented the default privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser, using a backdoor to set cookies on browsers set to reject them, in the latest privacy debacle for the search and advertising giant. Google immediately disabled the practice after the Wall Street Journal disclosed the practice Thursday night , which was discovered by Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer and confirmed by security consultant Ashkan Soltani . Safari, which accounts for about 6% of desktop browsing and more than 50% of mobile browsing, is the only major browser to block so-called third-party cookies by default. When you visit a website, all browsers, including Safari, allow that site to put a small tracking file on your computer, which allows the site to identify a unique user, track what they’ve done and remember settings. However, many sites also have Facebook “Like” buttons, ads served by third parties, weather widgets powered by other sites or comment systems run by a third party.
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Personal lets users store data from multiple sites and then decide whom, if anyone, they want to share it with. New companies seek to help Web users take better control of their personal data One company, Personal, says users could one day trade data for perks, cash Singly offers data lockers that developers will use for personalized apps Google, Facebook and others have made billions by harnessing user data (CNN) -- It's a truth of the modern digital age: If you're using a Web service for free, you're not the customer. You're probably the product. The sites we visit, the videos we watch, the purchases we make and the items we reward with a Facebook "like" or a Google "+1" -- all of that, and more, eventually melds together into a data set that lets many of the world's most popular Web companies get to know us better.
Blasts illegal use of “plastic drones” to spy on Americans in their backyards Steve Watson Infowars.com May 16, 2012 Judge Andrew Napolitano has warned Congress not to act “like potted plants” regarding the increased use of unmanned surveillance drones without warrants over US skies by military, government, and law enforcement agencies. Echoing the recent comments of his Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer, Napolitano also said that “The first American patriot that shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his children in his backyard will be an American hero.”
The OpenNet Initiative has analysed government interference with the internet in 74 countries. The level of tampering in four categories is graded out of four in each country. See how each country is ranked below.
These maps indicate the locations of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so. Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.