Pop-Up Ads Raise Privacy Issues

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 28, 2003

Cryptome.org has a free link to this informative WSJ article from August 27, “A New Battleground In Web Privacy War: Ads That Can Snoop -Software Programs Track Where Users Go On Net, Then Target Them With Pop-Ups.” Although certainly not a new story, it is nevertheless worth reading as it succinctly addresses privacy, copyright and trademark issues associated with spyware programs and consumer tracking applications, which can be associated with such frequent web activities as music downloading and online shopping.

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