Experts Agree: Internet Privacy Is an Oxymoron

In the wake of the flap involving Facebook’s Beacon program, which circulates information about a user’s online purchases from third-party retailers to relevant Facebook friends, Internet privacy is coming under ever-increasing scrutiny. One discouraging conclusion from a panel of privacy experts at today’s State of the Net conference is that it’s almost impossible to keep putatively private data out of sight on the Internet.

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