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Dilemmas of the Internet age
March 29th, 2014
12:29 PM ET

Dilemmas of the Internet age

By CNN's Deena Zaru

In a world of smart phones and smart cars, the Internet is no longer limited to your desktop; it follows you wherever you go. And as long as you are online, you could potentially be tracked at all times.

While all eyes are on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data, a thriving economy built on mass consumer surveillance is growing. Companies are collecting information about consumers in order to sell ads more effectively.

Some of the most commonly visited sites use tracking cookies and sophisticated software through third parties to collect information about consumers and sell it to advertisers, often times without the consumer’s permission.

New technologies and a heightened level of sharing on multiple outlets have led to moral and practical dilemmas that confront consumers, the tech industry, retailers, even the government. FULL POST

November 27th, 2011
01:32 PM ET

Cain On The Economy, National Security

Herman Cain talks about Congress and his "targeted identification" security plan.

Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Herman Cain • National Security • Newsmakers • Road to 2012 • State of the Union
August 7th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Fmr. DNI Mike McConnell on the threat of cyber attacks

The US and Cybersecurity: Fmr. Dir. of Nat'l Intelligence Mike McConnell on the danger of cyber attacks on the US. "The nation does not even practice good - what I would call cyber security hygiene. We could eliminate much of it if we just did the basic things, be aware, change passwords, configure our systems appropriately, but we don't."