Sears admits to loading spyware on computers

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Sears Holding Corporation, owner of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart, makes the pitch in an email sent to people shortly after they provide their address at Sears.com. Clicking the “Join” button invokes a dialog that requests the person’s name, address and household size before installing ComScore spyware that monitors every site visited on the computer.

Sears’ privacy statement does disclose this.  Their privacy statement is 54 pages long, and the disclosure is on page 10.

Wow.

Link to full story:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/03/sears_snoopware_disclosure/

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