The Art of Invisibility
by Kevin Mitnick
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
A former hacker delivers a gloomy report about our privacy at a time when technology giants suck all information about you. Some simple precautions may be useful.
(Translated from Afrikaans using Google Translator)
Being invisible online sounds almost like an utopia. Most people have accepted that each click is being saved by technology giants like Google, and that not only our browsing is saved, but also GPS sites and Wi-Fi networks we're in.
Foster in the details. The former hacker Kevin Mitnick shares his insight into The Art of Invisibility ; a shocking look into the world of online business. But why do you care about protecting yourself from online tracking? What can companies do with the collected information about you and others who use their services? Let me give an example: A company called "Target" began sending pregnancy brochures to a family in the United States when they assumed that her daughter was pregnant. The father became furious, but his daughter later realized that she was actually pregnant, according to an article in the New York Times. The head of Target, Andrew Pole, is quoted in the article, explaining how his company identified 25 products that combined indicated pregnancy and probable term.
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Source: NY TID