News.com: “Cat” scanning device may track users online. Researchers say the scanner, produced by DigitalConvergence, makes use of an identifying serial number that could trace the actions of an individual user and create a detailed database on a specific device’s usage.
For people who are selling a product that no one needs, they’re pretty tone deaf. This is the same outfit that had a major security breach last week, letting tens of thousands of customers’ information loose to hackers.
I doubt this cat has many more lives. Thank goodness.
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