Class Action Against Pornbrokers
This class action suit caught my eye today from one of my feeds, ClassActionLawsuitsInTheNews.
YouPorn, YouPorn Cocks and YouPorn Gay Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Filed Over Alleged Internet Browsing History Sniffing
Initially, I thought,
“well that’s tough on those visiting such websites…. they should know what to expect…”
…and other such sentiments.
But then I thought,
“hang on – this technology is used by all websites, and the principle of using vulnerabilities in Java (this time) and other coding as a means to steal user information etc can be applied to all websites that we visit”
It’s not the same as revealing government or business secrets that in an honourable and ethical world should not be secret in the first place, is it?
No it isn’t.
The difference is in the scale of the watching – because the defendants are using Big Brother monitoring techniques for the prime purpose of theft in all its guises.
Notionally, our governments are supposed to “ask the people” by way of an appointed legal authority to do phone tapping etc. The fact that Wikileaks has exposed our representatives doing the opposite time & time again (amongst other illegal things) only clarifies the difference between the right way of living and the wrong.
If our representatives acted honourably, then there would be no need for Wikileaks, or Amnesty International etc.
And plainly, the class action shows that a whole host of people believe the porno-defendants were not acting honourably at the personal level. How many people think this?
Well, the class action is asking for relief for, get this……
Each and every United States resident who has visited Defendant’s website in the previous four years.
And that’s one heap of a list of IP addresses. Where will they get that? Hmmm.