Originally Posted by jbcohen
However, I have not heard about anyone talking about the sort of snooping that you are talking about.
I haven't talked about any specific type of snooping. I don't wear a tin foil hat and I'm sure that most/all of Amazon's traffic is benign. Do I think that what Amazon learns from my Kindle usage is going to negatively affect my life? Definitely not. My point was simply that everyone has a right to privacy in general and that "If you are not doing anything wrong, there should be no concerns" (sirmaru's words) is not an acceptable viewpoint in regards to privacy with any entity. There are plenty of people in the world (past and present) who have done nothing wrong and who have been segregated/punished/persecuted/etc for their private beliefs or information, and simply dismissing the value of your privacy is a slippery slope that only invites companies/governments/etc to keep encroaching.