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QANTAS Wants To Monitor Frequent Flyers' Home Internet 163

Posted by timothy
from the watching-you-from-below-and-above dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Australian Airline QANTAS wants to monitor recording frequent flyers' home internet searching and surfing. QANTAS will pass the data to US marketing partner FreeCause who are not subject to Australian privacy laws. Meanwhile the Australian Attorney-General's Department has been secretly drafting new data retention laws to log Australians' web surfing. The government claims it needs these to fight crime, yet is ignoring corruption by its own public service."
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QANTAS Wants To Monitor Frequent Flyers' Home Internet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 21, 2013 @08:29PM (#44075523)
    1) I'm normally pretty shy, but, umm, if I had a VM, it would be okay with me to install the Airline Privacy-Invading Spyware Toolbar in a VM
    2) I would then do nothing on the VM other than search for My Little Pony two or three times a day, probably in the early evening hours.
    3) So that it looks like a trend and not just a rarity in the long tail, encourage other members of the Herd to do likewise
    4) Smile, smile, smile when some overworked jackapple in the airline's marketing department, confused by this spike in the data, paints a rainbow on a Dash-8 because the data mining algorithm says that'll make it 20% cooler.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 21, 2013 @10:13PM (#44076071)

    ok, but how long do they have to wait until they can get the hell out of Brisbane and down to Melbourne?

  • by Dekker3D (989692) on Saturday June 22, 2013 @09:22AM (#44078003)

    At least I have my yesterday. I got to live in the most glorious period of the most glorious place on the earth.

    You're an ancient roman time traveller?

You will lose an important disk file.