Monday, September 07, 2009

even safety isn't safe anymore

The AP reports that "nanny" software that you use to monitor your kids' online chats is also recording their comments and selling them to advertisers.

This is so the corporate powers that be can be ready for the moment when "tween" desire reaches critical mass for a product that somehow involves the mating of the Jonas Brothers with the Olsen Twins and to correctly identify which Jonas Brother should be the odd-man-out.

It's probably all buried in the EULA somewhere but I think most people stopped reading EULAs when they noticed most begin with something like "This software is not warranted to ever perform any useful function from the moment of purchase until the Sun runs out of fuel..."

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