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Comment: Re:"Standing" (Score 1) 149

Does she use G-mail?

When my brother in law got a private e-mail from a realtor with an attachment that suggested we get our basement lined with plastic; suddenly the ads on Slashdot were for local basement lining service companies, even before my brother-in law read the e-mail.

Google not only read the e-mail attachment before it entered our home network, it automatically matched his e-mail account to our houses IP address (we don't share computers, so not cookie based), and started serving advertisements to other people based upon that potentially private information.

If you have medical conditions, and you talk about them in 'private' g-mails... (or just google search them...) it's not longer private.

Comment: Re:Gibson Guitar SWAT raid ... (Score 4, Informative) 327

by Kaenneth (#49009299) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas

“It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie,” the Court’s ruling began. “Teams from the OCSO [Orange County Sheriff’s Office] descended... with some team members dressed in ballistic vests and masks, and with guns drawn, the deputies rushed into their target destinations, handcuffed the stunned occupants—and demanded to see their barbers’ licenses. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was providing muscle for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s [DBPR] administrative inspection of barbershops to discover licensing violations.”

http://wap.alternet.org/civil-...

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