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Submission + - Etsy publishes the identities of sex-toy purchaser (tumblr.com) 1

ArbitraryDescriptor writes: Etsy.com sells various 'home made' knick-nacks, from knit beard warmers to over-sized glass sex toys, and your purchase of either now appears in a Google search for your name. Not that there's anything wrong with over sized glass sex toys, but they're probably not things you want popping up when prospective or current employers google you. Various blogs and forums have begun reporting on this. Privacy Concerned User writes:

Oh god. I was looking for an example to give to a reporter that asked me for one, and I just found a woman who's Etsy profile comes up on Google as the 5th link. I was expecting 6 or 7 pages down, but it's on the very first page, right after her online resumes (four of 'em — so I guess she's looking for work and this cannot be helping). She signed up a year ago, under the old privacy policy, and hasn't logged in since 2010. And now I know what dildo she uses. Right down to the curvature and coloring.


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