When Friends Give Your Info To Commercial Websites With Security Holes
from the hmm... dept
We’ve posted a few stories wondering why people aren’t upset that their friends and acquaintances are providing their private contact info to a random company named Plaxo. Of course, people might get a little more concerned if they knew that Plaxo’s security wasn’t so hot. Jeremy Wagstaff points out that Plaxo was recently alerted to a huge security hole that revealed everyone’s contact list info. Once again, you have to wonder: why are we okay that someone we know is giving all of our info to a company who can’t even keep it private? And, if they reveal all the info, who is the responsible party? Plaxo, or our “friends” who gave our info to Plaxo?