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Google Sells User Personal Info

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 15, 2007
13 years ago4,807 views

Sandy Kemsley says that she has proof that Google sells users’ mailing addresses:

<<There is only one place where my name is associated with the mailing address of my wine club, and that’s on Google AdSense. When I received this piece of postal spam at that address, I knew that the company that “does no evil” had *sold my name and address* to the the scumbags who sent it.>>>

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hmmm. I'm not sure that's proof, unless we have a way to know he's 100% right. He even says "*As far as I know*, that’s the only time that I’ve ever used that address" (my emphasis).

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

...I guess more people should give it a try? :P

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Not possible to attribute as a sale. the Wine Address could have been lifted from the yellow pages for all we know.. how can you say its google ?

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

{My spam alarms are going off for animalreserve's post} [Mine too, so I've deleted it – Tony]

what /pd says is true, and also she has a motive for lying as she gets money/press/attention etc. It's not definite proof without taking her (she's female, Philip ;)) word for it, which could quite easily be false.

MilanaGirl [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hi everybody!
  
Where can i read the rules of this forum or something? I am blonde ;)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

just next to the coments submit button :)-

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