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Targeted advertising has got a long way to go

Well, I guess targeted advertising doesn’t work anyway: SpectorSoft bought a pup when they bought the suggestion that I might be interested. But, really, whoever gave them the idea that I might be a punter for a special offer on eBlaster?

What is it? It is legal but immoral spyware. This is from the email they sent me:

Example:

Your daughter comes home from school and goes online.

She receives an email from a guy named Tom.

Within seconds, eBlaster sends you an EXACT COPY of this email to your work email address.

Your daughter replies to the email from Tom.

Within seconds, eBlaster sends you an EXACT COPY of her reply.

Listen – if you need to spy on your daughter’s emails, it’s too damn late. Your relationship is already buggered and will only get worse when she finds out you’re spying on her. And if you think that a piece of software will stop her talking to Tom you are seriously delusional. If things are this bad, you don’t need eBlaster, you need family therapy.

This is where I usually add a link to the relevant site. Not a hope.

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