American Samizdat

Friday, January 04, 2008. *
Don't know about anyone else, but I recently bought a moderately priced headphone set from Sears, I wish I had know the following before hand.

Online communities to become more 'all-encompassing.' If you join the SHC community on, all web traffic to and from your computer thereafter will be copied and sent to a third party marketing research firm - including, for example, your secure sessions with your bank! The proxy will send your logins and passwords along with a cleartext copy of all the supposedly secure data. But wait, it gets better : you can only view the true TOS once the proxy has already been installed.

This isn't even opt in, apparently Sears has opened up it's entire database of all your purchases going back to '89 with so little security that anyone can pull up details on anyone else (apparently with just knowing a name and address).

Via Metafilter.

As one of the comments at mefi said, I hope some hacker finds and releases the 'cell number, SSN, home address, and boat landing of every suit on top of the food chain at Sears, the sniveling crop of MBAs that greenlighted this project, and the assholes who agreed to code and host it. Also: David Cross'.

Pass this info around, let the fucks feel some heat...
posted by Uncle $cam at 12:39 AM
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