Pizza, cholesterol check, the works

by Eszter Hargittai on July 16, 2004

This little Flash movie by the ACLU about the loss of privacy is hilarious and, of course, scary at the same time.



dennis 07.17.04 at 4:06 am

We’re really not too far off from a scenario like that. I’ve worked on several different phone system data correlation systems, and those sorts of capabilities are in high demand.

People often perceive the major privacy threats to come from governments. While it’s true that they do represent a considerable privacy hole, private companies are, by far, making the biggest strides in generating aggregate profiling tools.

The only real difference between the ACLU example and what exists today is data convergence; it’s certainly on the horizon, though.


Ethesis 07.17.04 at 3:20 pm

You do know that most Pizza delivery systems do their best to get this sort of information.

They already use caller ID and delivery zone maps to determine which store will deliver your pizza and keep track of other similar things.

But, you get your pizza faster, and it goes to you and not your neighbor.


agm 07.19.04 at 12:49 am

I’m mostly speechless and mouth agape. The rest of me is being haunted by three years of slinging dough day in and day out. On the upside, no more pizza jacking.
Wow, mandatory tipping-delivery driver; if only!

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