Digital reading: not so discreet after all… E-readers are virtual gold mines for data-hungry corporations. So should we be worried? by James Bridle

E-readers are virtual gold mines for data-hungry corporations. So should we be worried? 
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As recent weeks of revelations have shown, there's a pretty wide gap between our expectations of privacy, and the privacies that an increasingly digitised world actually affords us. Whatever your feelings about your own privacy, the complexity and opacity of technology means it's often hard to know exactly what information you might be sharing at any given time. And while browsing in a local library, buying a book – with cash – on the high street, and reading at home or on the bus are pretty anonymous activities, as soon as ebooks are involved they're not.
READ the rest at: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/11/digital-reading-privacy-problems?et_mid=632149&rid=232919332

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