[ILUG-Social] Opt-in spam could cost charities billions
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Feb 5 16:20:00 GMT 2002
Quoting kevin lyda (kevin at suberic.net):
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 03:19:59PM +0000, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
>> I suspect that this is just an attempt by a US based direct marketing
>> firm to discredit data protection style laws without actually looking
>> at the evidence from countries where these laws operate.
> exactly. "we must protect the charities" smells an awful lot like
> the cry "we must protect the children," that those people who find
> the idea of censoring what everyone else reads (or snooping on them)
> an exciting/moral thing to do.
The site is run by consortium of advertising interests. To be very
blunt, I see nothing but weasel-wording, anywhere on the site.
One is readily reminded of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Marketing
("Privacy Leadership Initiative". Yeah, right. And I'll bet Enron
would found a "Fiscal Responsibility Initiative", if it could still pay
Rick Moen Emacs is a decent operating system,
rick at linuxmafia.com but it still lacks a good text editor.
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