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Journal: moveon.org's systematic privacy violations

Journal by choongiri

I just realised, by chance, that bastion of democracy moveon.org has been systematically violating the privacy of all of their 3 million or so members by including 1px web bugs in every email they send out.

The irony of moveon.org - which do some great work - campaigning to "stop AOL's email tax", and "save the internet" whilst at the same time using the exact same invasive methods of email tracking as spammers and fraudsters would be laughable, if it wasn't so sad. Having worked on numerous campaigns and digital organising projects myself, I find the use of email tracking by a progressive campaign quite a despicable abuse of privacy.

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984

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