Friday, May 11, 2007

Landmines in the Intertubes.

Google may use games to analyse net users

· Players' behaviour could be used by advertisers
· Tracking idea disturbs privacy campaigners

David Adam and Bobbie Johnson
Saturday May 12, 2007
The Guardian

Internet giant Google has drawn up plans to compile psychological profiles of millions of web users by covertly monitoring the way they play online games.


Google searches web's dark side

Malicious programs are installed by visits to a booby-trapped site
One in 10 web pages scrutinised by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC.

And here I thought I was safe in front of my computer 16 hours a day!!!


At 9:32 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Off to watch "The Queen" now.


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