By Ling Zhang
Do you have privacy in the era of information?
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." First published in The New Yorker on July 5, 1993, this widely known and recognized saying has been quoted many times to describe the anonymous feature of Internet. However, now this description has been drifting from the truth.
The truth is that, some people using the Internet may know you better than yourself. When you log on Amazon, not only will the site greet you by name, the homepage will also suggest certain purchases. Surprisingly, you will be interested in at least one third of them. Your addresses have been recorded and Amazon will automatically calculate the delivery period. Besides those online shopping sites, getting visitors’ information is the common practice of online service and/or information providers. Youku and Netflix suggest videos to watch. Weibo and Facebook suggest friends to follow. Douban and IMDB suggest movie tickets to buy and parties to attend.Continue Reading...