February 23, 2006
Proof of Concept: Nothing is Private
zanek writes "Recently, folks who agreed to receive Miller beermail at their throwaway email addresses were surprised to see this Miller message delivered to their private inboxes: "Recently, however, we have not been able to deliver email messages to the address you originally supplied. We have performed an electronic change of address to update our records so that we can continue to send you special offers, promotions, and announcements via email." The intrusion is a sobering reminder of what data miners really know about us, as opposed to what we like to think they know."