"Stop The 'Do Not Track' Madness"

On a similar tangent to my own, Lauren Weinstein writes for Wired:

We need to start getting our priorities straight.  There are certainly aspects of our lives where genuinely intrusive practices can have serious detrimental impacts. But with so much in our world that needs attention, a misguided focus on web advertising personalization is not only irrational, but could ultimately undermine the “free services” basis of the web in ways that we could very soon come to severely regret.

Couldn't agree more.