I was reading a Wired article today titled, “Amid NSA Outrage, Big Tech Companies Plan to Track You Even More Aggressively” and commented that they too track the heck out of people with a whopping 30 trackers (4 social networks and 26 tracking companies!). Ironically the comment was not approved. It seems that the very news sites that are writing news on the NSA and Internet companies tracking us are doing the very same thing!?
Wow @WIRED seems to be one of the worst. Tracked by 4 social networks and 26 other companies! #privacy pic.twitter.com/yFhZ00FNnj
— Jascha (@jascha) October 8, 2013
Even The Guardian has a whole lot of tracking going on:
Oh sweet irony!!!!
I spend a good deal of time monitoring trends in patents and patent applications. Along with reading most any news articles related to patents. They can be a good gauge to determine future technological convergences and rates at which GNR is accelerating. More recently in the news there is much discussion of “defensive patents” and patent trolls who do not invent anything. They just own a lot of patent rights and make money by suing (or threatening to sue) startups and companies creating new technologies that may fall under their broad patents.
I have been posting *nix apps and news to a new Tumblr called Terminal Dreams for those interested in that sort of thing.