Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Blippy is a site that allows you to share your online purchasing habits with fellow Internet users. On their website they say that Blippy is a fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying. It works in a similar way to Twitter, in that you follow other users purchasing habits and a feed of the services they are interacting with is displayed like a list of incoming tweets. Blippy have teamed up with a number of online stores, so that not only do you share your purchasing habits with other users, but Blippy is no doubt collecting all this information in their database.

But this site might throw up some privacy concerns for some users. Within the account settings Blippy does allow you to make the information private and you can then choose the people who you would like to share the information with. Why anyone would make this information available to the public is beyond me. But hey, you have to give users options.

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These guys have a serious point to make about how some users on location based services are not aware of the online privacy issues.

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When consumers click on the icon, a white “i” surrounded by a circle on a blue background, they will be taken to a page explaining how the advertiser uses their Web surfing history and demographic profile to send them certain ads.

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We live an increasing amount of our lives on-line, but what happens after we are gone?

What will happen to all our photos, blogs and social network accounts?

Until now our digital identities have lived on without us, leaving our loved ones powerless to control them or wind them down.

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