lexipixel - 4:07 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
..yeah, forget about it, (privacy that is). The genie is out of the bottle. The only way data mining will stop, (online and off), is if you pay cash, never create any type of accounts with your real name, (for online accounts, offline store discount cards, email lists, etc, etc, etc.)...
How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did
Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy. Target, for example, has figured out how to data-mine its way into your womb, to figure out whether you have a baby on the way long before you need to start buying diapers.