The Net’s threat to personal privacy can’t be dismissed as mere paranoia. There are a lot more people tracking you than you think. “We as consumers don’t have any knowledge of what really goes on out there,” one privacy advocate says. By Bob Sullivan.
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Most people would consider privacy as something they have a right to own. I would not disagree at all, yet some large companies or e-commerce websites do not seem to have the same belief. There is rising tension between consumers and providers, especially companies that do great deals of business on the web. This problem is scary for people like me; my interest and my future career is centered around computers, and this is an issue that I will certainly have to face. The internet was created with anonymity in mind, and when someone is typing away on a chat or clicking on links, they feel safe. There is little doubt that anyone will ever be able to see what they are doing in private, after all, that is the point in privacy. This source states the growing fear; people are beginning to realize that everything they do can be tracked. The credibility of this source is difficult to argue against. E-commerce sites and large firms are the main culprits for breaching peoples private lives. NBC news does not sell things or have any need to store a person's credit card information on file. Finally, their purpose is to report on current events and get feedback. In a recent poll provided by Public Policy Polling, only 2% of Americans considered NBC untrustworthy.