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What they know- And by THEY, I mean ESPN

The WSJ released a scary report of what THEY know about you.

THEY=The internet.

The results might shock you.

Worth a look for newsies and sports junkies like myself.

I already knew that information was collected every time you do a Google search. With the crazy random searches I do every day as part of my job (how to make arsenic, for a murder case awhile back… ingredients for methamphetamines for a story… ) I can’t imagine what these robotic people think of me…

But the rabbit hole goes even farther.

Did you know that ESPN is among sites collecting information? Seriously. They have a dossier on you and they sell it for $$$.

Dictionary.com is the scariest- with 234 trackers evaluating you and the dumb words you don’t know how to spell…

ESPN, owned by Walt Disney, collects information on where you browse, your communication regarding ESPN…

THEY ARE PROBABLY WATCHING US RIGHT NOW…

“We may update and supplement personally identifiable information that we have collected directly from our guests with other information that we obtain from third parties and other members of The Walt Disney Family of Companies.” ~ESPN

Scarrrrryyyyyyy.

In this day and age, should we really be surprised?

*insert Diane Rehm voice here* Back in my day, we didn’t use the internet to spy on people. We sorted through the cereal box for spy glasses.

So, how far is too far? How do you protect yourself on the Internet? And what are “reasonable expectations of privacy” where the Internet is concerned?

Um. Go Sox.

~L

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