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The World-Wide Web is increasingly used for commerce and access to
personal information stored in databases. Although the Web is ``just
another medium'' for information exchange, the fact that all the
information is stored in computers, and all of the activity happens in
computers and computer networks, makes it easier (cheaper) than every
to track users' activities. By recording and analyzing user's
activities in the Web, activities that may seem to be quite private to
many users, it is more likely than ever before that a person's privacy
may be threatened. In this paper I examine some of the technology in
the Web, and how it affects the privacy of Web users. I also briefly
summarize some of the efforts to regulate privacy on the Internet.
Originally written in 1998; this revision was dated January 3, 1999.
The work was unofficially released, then made a Technical Report
noin June 2004.
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David Kotz, "Technological Implications for Privacy." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2004-505, June 2004.
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