An anonymous reader sent us a story running over at cnet about the privacy issues with the CueCat. The article gives them a (somewhat undeserved) benefit of the doubt as it talks about various privacy groups being concerned about what DC is doing. Fortunately there are instructions online about how to modify the cat to disable its internal identification code (its not any more difficult then decrypting their split-invert-xor "Intellectual Property") by simply cutting one wire. Or you can just use one of the many free programs floating around. Oh, and since their server was cracked a few days ago, not only are they sniffing all this data, but crackers probably have a copy too. I would have been sick of this story weeks ago, but it just keeps getting funnier every time it pops up.