flickr and blogger sell our surfing habits to the man?
Hm. I had an email from Flickr today telling me I have to merge my “old skool” Flickr account with a Yahoo account. And to switch to Blogger.com‘s new cool system, I have to switch to logging into that using a Google account.
I like staying logged in to Flickr and Blogger. Makes life easier.
But with these merges, that means I’ll always be logged in to Yahoo and Google, too. That means Yahoo and Google will recognise me every single time I visit another Yahoo or Google affiliated site. The amounts of data they’ll collect on me – on all of us – are gigantuan.
I’m not sure I like that.