By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Today's New York Times has an interesting piece on how corporations are using Internet cookies to more specifically target ads at computer users (or, depending on how you see these things, burn away more vestiges of privacy left in our society). But one paragraph struck me as, well, odd:
But consumer advocates say such unseen tracking is troubling. On the old Internet, nobody knew you were a dog. On the new targeted Internet, they now know what kind of dog you are, your favorite leash color, the last time you had fleas and the date you were neutered.
A dog? Who exactly is reading the Times these days?