Jan 23, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, January 23, 2012

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A new book explores the digital trail you leave behind when you visit a site and what advertising companies are able to determine about you based on your activities. And this kind of data mining and profiling isn't just being used to sell you detergent, it's used in political campaigns as well -- you may be seeing a different candidate than someone else sees, all based on where you went online and the trail you left behind. Also on the show, the number of tablets and readers is spiking up.

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What advertisers are learning about you online

Jan 23, 2012
A new book explores the digital trail you leave behind online and what advertising companies are able to determine from it. Also, tablets and readers spike up dramatically.

A new book explores the digital trail you leave behind when you visit a site and what advertising companies are able to determine about you based on your activities. And this kind of data mining and profiling isn’t just being used to sell you detergent, it’s used in political campaigns as well — you may be seeing a different candidate than someone else sees, all based on where you went online and the trail you left behind. Also on the show, the number of tablets and readers is spiking up.

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