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Sears forced to destroy spyware-gathered information
« on: September 13, 2009, 09:29:40 AM »
I don't shop at Sears
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Sears forced to destroy spyware-gathered information
Settlement seems lame considering the FTC has targeted spyware for harsh treatment in past.
By Layer 8 on Fri, 09/11/09 - 9:55am.
 
As part of its final settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Sears must destroy any consumer information it collected through a downloadable software application the FTC deemed spyware. 

In addition the consent order settling the charges states if Sears advertises or disseminates any tracking software in the future, it must clearly and prominently disclose the types of data the software will monitor, record, or transmit. This disclosure must be made prior to installation and separate from any user license agreement. Sears also must disclose whether any data will be used by a third party. 
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/45124

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Re: Sears forced to destroy spyware-gathered information
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 01:14:06 PM »
We do but I was never a member of the "My SHC Community."
After reading this, I'll limit my Sears activity to In Store only.   >:(
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