Google's Cerf reaches back to the industrial revolution to defend Google's ad targeting policies and Glass


Gregory Ferenstein recently posted "Google's Cerf Says 'Privacy May Be An Anomaly'. Historically, He's Right." at TechCrunch.

While Cerf goes back to the "urban boom" of the industrial age in his defense of Google Glass and ad targeting policies, Ferenstein delves back even further in reminding us of public Roman baths and toilets. Wow. I get trying to get a point across and all, and perhaps desperate defenses for questionable policies affecting users' privacy, but damn.

We're discussing internet privacy in the late 20th/early 21st century here. Please!

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