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Michael Lesk ; Rutgers University

Today, Amazon recommends books to you based on the books you've previously bought or searched for-soon, it could know exactly what paragraphs you've read. But will this help it make better recommendations? Is this customer service or an invasion of privacy? The author takes a look at recommender systems and if they truly deliver on what they promise or portend a much more error-prone method of tracking people.

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IEEE Security & Privacy  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 3 )