Submission Number: 00011
Received: 12/1/2010 6:25:17 PM
Commenter: Mara Gordon
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"
Attachments: No Attachments
I'm in favor of a DO NOT TRACK option. I do not believe that web sites, browsers, etc have the right to my browsing habits any more than they have the right to look into the windows of my house. Huffington Post tracks what its members read, but has a STEALTH option.
As for ads being directed towards me, I am often frustrated by the space taken up by what I see as "worthless noise" on my screen. The amount of money being made by companies like Google by hovering over my virtual back is outrageous when I have no say whether I wish to participate or not. I'd rather have less results returned - no paid ads - and no tracking.
If the government wishes to track, they need a warrant. Why not a website?