NEW YORK(CBS2) — By now most of us have marveled at the computers ability to track what we search for online. Text messages seem to appear from nowhere after we download an app and the GPS never fails to point out that donut shop around the corner.
These seemingly telepathic appearances are the result of digital consumer profiling.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment?
Companies spend a small fortune mining data and reselling information about what you like, what you don’t like and what you are likely to buy.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a report calling for online advertisers to enact a “Do Not Track” system.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
CBS 2’s Asa Aarons explains the proposal.
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