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  • Why Letting Your Insurance Company Monitor How You Drive Can Be a Good Thing
    By on November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments


    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Kim Gittleson reports at BBC that car insurance firms like Progressive are trying to convince consumers that letting them monitor their driving behavior is actually a good thing. They say that the future of car insurance is not just being able to monitor individual drivers to give them lower prices, but also to make them better drivers. ‘Now that we can observe directly how people drive, we think this will change the way (more…)



  • Google Nabs Patent To Monitor Your Cursor Movement
    By on July 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    bool2 writes “Google has been awarded a patent for displaying search results based on how you move your mouse cursor on the screen… Google’s plans are to monitor the movements of the cursor, such as when a user hovers over a certain ad or link to read a tooltip, and then provide relevant search results, and ads, based on that behaviour. It means that it does not require users to actually click a link to know that they were interested in it, opening (more…)