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Comment: Re:Anybody else? (Score 1) 286 286

"Any law that helps prevent teachers sleeping with children is alright with me." Does that mean that if there was a law that prevented teachers sleeping with children by saying that teachers must not contact their students in any way, you would be alright with it? "They don't have to worry about some brat reporting to their parents and principal that mr anderson likes getting high." Is it me, or does the law not say anything about that?

+ - Banks Find Way To Sell Consumers' Shopping Data->

nonprofiteer writes: Banks plan to compete with Groupon and LivingSocial by targeting coupons and deals at credit card holders based on their shopping habits. They found a way to do it without violating financial privacy laws...

"They’re “selling” shopping habits the same way Facebook “sells” personal data about its users: in-network. It’s a clever privacy work-around. Just as Facebook allows advertisers to specifically target certain kinds of users based on their profile information (without actually providing that profile information to the advertisers), banks plan to allow advertisers to send deals and coupons to their customers based on what they’ve bought before. That way, no user data actually leaves the network — instead, deals just enter the network. Each time a customer cashes in on one of those deals, the bank gets a commission."

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