Forget spyware, Here comes myware
Companies like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are trying to collect as much information about you as possible. Whenever you sign up with them for a service that requires a password (such as e-mail, My Yahoo, or personalized search), you are laying the groundwork for them to one day track your behavior across different parts of the Web through your online identity. If this information is so valuable, why not collect it yourself?
Taken together, the books you buy on Amazon, the movies you rent from Netflix, and the stories you read on www.nytimes.com all say something about who you are. They make up your clickstream, the history of all the places you visit and all the things you do online. With myware, soon you may be spying on yourself online - Jan. 19, 2006
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