Originally Posted by carld
You opt-in by buying a Kindle. I knew going in that Amazon would collect data on my purchases, just like they already did. Personally, I think this big-brother Amazon stuff is just a big pile of overly paranoid nonsense.
The tin-foil-hat-wearing crowd seems to ignore motive. Amazon is in the business of making money and they do this by providing an engaging customer experience.
There's no knock at my door of g-men to question me about my highlighted passages, though Amazon might make a book recommendation to me based on what I've read, liked and highlighted.
Face it: most of us are "nobodies" the government and big business is indifferent toward, aside from as a source of revenue. The tin-foil-hat-crowd needs to get over themselves.