Here’s a video that explores the internet data mining industry. It explains that much of your internet browsing can be tracked by scores or hundreds of anonymous internet entities which seek to create a “profile” of you by following and recording every site you visit.
The implication is that there is no privacy on the internet.
That’s no surprise, but seeing evidence of the lack of privacy is disturbing.
My guess is that there will be a privacy backlash in the next two years that’ll seek to cause laws to be passed to prevent private entities from following us on the internet. Government agencies, of course, will probably still be allowed to (secretly) monitor us. In fact, even if laws were passed to prevent government monitoring, I doubt that such monitoring could be truly stopped.