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NYTimes.com on "contact scraping"
gpilling

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Msg#: 3937729 posted 3:29 pm on Jun 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Tagged.com is accused by the NYtimes.com site of phishing for contact information and spamming everyone you know in your address book.

[nytimes.com...]

[edited by: encyclo at 3:43 pm (utc) on June 21, 2009]
[edit reason] added link to article [/edit]

 

bill

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Msg#: 3937729 posted 8:36 am on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are a bunch of other sites that do the same. Be very wary giving out any of your usernames / passwords to these sites.

gpilling

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Msg#: 3937729 posted 11:22 pm on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am amazed at the lack of reaction to this. If it were Google doing this, the tinfoil hat brigade would have turned it into a 300 message discussion by now.

gpilling

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Msg#: 3937729 posted 2:29 pm on Jul 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

And now Tagged is being sued

[bits.blogs.nytimes.com...]

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