Sometimes the best stories are sitting there in plain sight, as Harvard’s Doc Searls says:
It’s pretty freaking amazing — and amazingly freaky, when you dig down to the business assumptions behind it…
Most people don’t know how much they’re being followed, and I think what the Journal’s doing here really does mark a turning point.
As Searls notes, there’s a whole slew of sidebars accompanying the main WSJ piece, which was itself sort of split between A1 and the Weekend Journal cover. Today’s installment shows Microsoft crippling a planned privacy feature in its latest version of Internet Explorer.
The reason? Ad money.