Web's Hot New Commodity: Privacy
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 28/02/2011 22:39
As the surreptitious tracking of Internet users becomes more aggressive and widespread, tiny start-ups and technology giants alike are pushing a new product: privacy.
Companies including Microsoft Corp., McAfee Inc. -- and even some online-tracking companies themselves -- are rolling out new ways to protect users from having their movements monitored online. Some are going further and starting to pay people a commission every time their personal details are used by marketing companies.