Chris Dickey                                Times Publisher
Chris Dickey Times Publisher

COMMENTARY

Taking a cue, no doubt, from our new Gunnison Country Times editor, the “other” Times, of the New York variety, also has had privacy in the age of information in mind lately. On Sunday they published a special section under the banner, “One Nation, Tracked.”

The Times was given access to a massive data file — one of untold numbers collected every second of every day by locationmining companies, who turn around and sell the information.

(As Ms. Rourke correctly points out, “targeted advertising” is the primary depot at which this money train terminates.)

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