On 04/17/2014 05:17 PM, John Hasler wrote:
>> Take for example current controversies over services
>> like Amazon and Google and the "filter bubble": Do you consider it
>> harmful for them to tailor your experience to their estimate of what you
> They are not given the opportunity to do so. Participation in such
> systems is optional. In this they differ fundamenally from government
>> Should the fact that I browsed over Marx' "Das Kapital" mean that
>> subsequent searches for Economics and Social Philosophy will bury
>> "Socialism" by von Mises so deep I won't see it? Some think it nifty
>> while it scares the hell out of others.
> Some can participate. Others can choose not to. No one is required to
> have a Google account. Your browser won't pass cookies and webbugs
> around if you tell it not to.
"Optional" for now. More and more these entities are moving away from
using the browser to store identifying info.