Privacy is a four-letter word It’s time to clean up our language

You and me? We’re being tracked whether we like it or not.

Use a web browser, apps on your phone — there’s a company (or companies) out there amassing reams of data about every click, tap, photo, song, notification, or icon in your digital life. But don’t get up in arms over the loss of your “privacy”. This word, “privacy”? — it’s a problem.

Gary Kovacs: Tracking our online trackers

As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it’s your right to know what data is being collected about you. He unveils a Firefox add-on, Collusion, to do just that. (Update: Collusion is now called Lightbeam.)

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