FTC forces Sears, Kmart out of the spyware business – Ars Technica

FTC forces Sears, Kmart out of the spyware business – Ars Technica

When Sears and Kmart offered visitors the chance to earn $10 by participating in some research, few realized that they would be sending even secure session browsing information to the big retailers. Now, the government has put the kibosh on this “blue light special.”

Thanks go to Steve for the link to this bit of unsettling news. Glad they have been forced to stop, but one must wonder just how many folks signed up to get the “10 American dollars” and then had ALL of their browsing sessions recorded…

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