Cookies Out of Control

Much of the privacy that so many of us cherish has been an economic fluke. Tracking technology has spun far out of control but the privacy problem is really one of our own making.

How much is your privacy worth? "Surfing the Web anonymously is possible, as the Journal and New York Times primers show, but...it's a lot of work. So my question is this: Would you be willing pay for a browser that was designed from the bottom up for privacy, not to serve advertisers? Are you prepared to pay for all the content (like Slate!) and services you now get for "free" in exchange for giving up privacy and anonymity to tracking files?" "Unless you're a vigilant privacy buff, you're being watched right now."

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