More Erosion of Online Privacy: Your Browsing History and the Footprints of Web Feet

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There is a new crop of websites that automatically track personal browsing histories for public viewing, a trend the New York Times likens to “another crack in the eroding wall between public and private life.” But what about privacy? Success may be built on trust, perhaps: none of the sites will share links to secure sites, and tracking software can be turned off at will. The NYT article quotes the founder of one of the sites, VoyURL.com, who says it’s like “holding up a mirror to a reflection that I don’t think people knew they had.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.