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Short Take: Clinton administration to examine online profiling

The Commerce Department and the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on online profiling, the practice of tracking Net users and gathering information about their preferences and interests to target them with Web advertising. The November workshop will explore technology that is used to monitor surfers, such as cookies, and will address the privacy implications of online profiling.

The Commerce Department and the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on online profiling, the practice of tracking Net users and gathering information about their preferences and interests to target them with Web advertising. The November workshop will explore technology that is used to monitor surfers, such as cookies, and will address the privacy implications of online profiling.