Is it possible to regain privacy in today’s world? – Phoenix Business Journal

About three months ago, I bought a rose-patterned comforter on Amazon as a gift. Every single day since that time, I have been getting advertisements about rose-covered linens, throw pillows, afghans and more — and not just when I’m on Amazon.

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So, how did these other companies know about my purchase?

Turns out, there are companies that exist solely to track the Internet efforts and patterns of consumers. I was on Amazon and expected them to track my purchase. I did not expect (or give permission to) any other companies to track what I was doing.

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