Sears Installs Spyware

Last month security researcher Benjamin Googins determined that Sears installed ComScore spyware without adequate disclosure. Sears said, yes we tell people about tracking their browsing. On 1 January spyware researcher Ben Edelman weighed in, noting that Sears’ notice occurs on page 10 of a 54-page privacy statement, and twits Sears because its installation identifies the software as VoiceFive and later claims it’s coming from a company called TMRG, Inc even though a packet sniffer confirms the software belongs to ComScore, adding “These confusing name-changes fit the trend among spyware vendors — via Slashdot

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