Scary. I heard about this on Security Now this week. CNet is reporting that Buy.com is giving your credit card information to other companies who sign you up to programs when you enter an email on an ad. The Feds are investigating.
Sadly this sort of thing is more common than it first appears. Credit Card companies have been doing this sort of thing for years. I’ve been signed up unknowingly to some “credit protection” program. I’ve gotten very paranoid about never signing up for anything during a checkout process simply because of highly deceptive business practices like this.
(Crossposted to Kulturblog)