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kernowyon writes: The BBC has an interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee during his visit to the UK on their website currently. In it, he voices his concern about the practice of tracking activity on the internet — with particular reference to Phorm. Quotes Sir Tim with regard to his data — "It's mine — you can't have it. If you want to use it for something, then you have to negotiate with me."
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Berners-Lee rejects tracking

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  • Does Sir Tim think that the medium of transmission or storage of information has had anything to do with what people or organisations who could afford to purchase or commandeer information about us have been doing for years? At one end of the scale it's called marketing and is (apparently) how western economies work, and at the other it's something much more sinister.

    His example about ordering a number of books online about a particular cancer and then having one's insurance rating reviewed as a result of

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