"We are approaching a tipping point in terms of consumer attitudes... the big new thing is gonna be #privacy ."+1 /
Professor Michael Froomkin... discusses how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us the golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment.
Cult of Mac's Mike Elgan spotted the patent called "Techniques to pollute electronic profiling," which would presumably allow for systematic lying to data-harvesting servers.
... He points out the disturbing fact that the future is one in which it could be impossible to keep your personal data from being harvested.
One scenario is that Apple harvests the real data for their own purposes, and “pollutes” the data collected by rivals, such as Google.