posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 01:59 PM
Afraid of it? Known it for years. Just as Myspace before it. And Yahoo... and Google. And any survey you fill out to take one of those fun quizzes.
And when you shop online just about anywhere.
All for sale.
Oh, and it's not just the Internet. It's also stores, restaurants, gas stations, big pharma, big tobacco.
Example: Smokers. How often have you just gotten unsolicited coupons in the mail for a different brand from what you smoke? Now... did you ever sign
up for free "coupons or promotions" from your brand? That's why. They sold your info.
Remember "Marlboro miles?" Total data mining.
It's been going on for a long, long time. Newspapers subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, cable companies, cellular providers, ISP's... every
sells consumer lists. That's how the "If you like ____, then you'll LOVE ____" marketing strategy was born.