Did you know that Facebook, Twitter and Google+ track your visits to any website with a displayed "Like," "Tweet" or "+1" icon, whether or not you even click one of those buttons? So how do you protect yourself from undesired data collection, and your collected data from misuse or misappropriation?
I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.
While foreign governments may be wagging their finger at the United States for their navigation of private information beyond sovereign borders, many American companies, particularly in the technology sector, may end up paying the price for our own sovereign's transgressions.
While the Internet and technology has become an extraordinary medium for commercial -- and personal publication, and we embrace it with abandon at times to satisfy our varying degrees of narcissism -- we really don't like it when we lose control of what we think is ours and ours alone.