Here we go again. More on Big Brother. The US government announced in June that US government agencies may track traffic and online behavior so that they can better provide information and services for the people who visit their websites.
The stated purpose here is two-fold. First, the Obama administration wants the government’s websites to be easier to navigate, and to become useful. Secondly, it wants to monitor your behavior on its websites to figure out what information was accessed the most and hence, potentially the most useful.
Privacy issues are crucial to the topic of government tracking and targeting, so much so that the government memorandum the Obama administration issued discusses it in the introduction. The government is assuring people that they shouldn’t be concerned about the US government watching their every online move.