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    This needs to be 'fixed'?

    SilverPush is an Indian startup that's trying to figure out all the
    different computing devices you own. It embeds inaudible sounds into the
    webpages you read and the television commercials you watch. Software
    secretly embedded in your computers, tablets, and smartphones picks up
    the signals, and then uses cookies to transmit that information back to
    SilverPush. The result is that the company can track you across your
    different devices. It can correlate the television commercials you watch
    with the web searches you make. It can link the things you do on your
    tablet with the things you do on your work computer.
    The full blog entry - The Internet of Things that Talk About You Behind Your Back - Schneier on Security
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    I hate the sound of that! A stalker creeping around in soft-soled shoes... Vendors will doubtless love it but as a buyer I would be creeped out and would ask friends for recommendations any time sooner than responding to an ad clearly presented as a result of such snooping! That's probably just me though :-)

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