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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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  • Worst Summary Ever (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 21, 2013 @07:11PM (#44075393)

    Thanks Timothy for posting the most horribly written, inaccurate and misleading summary ever. You should be ashamed for this clickbait trolling. Anybody who reads the fucking article will see your summary has little connection to the truth.

    No wonder slashdot is such a toilet bowl now.

  • Rip them off. (Score:4, Informative)

    by godel_56 (1287256) on Friday June 21, 2013 @07:34PM (#44075545)
    I like the "sign up, use it once, than uninstall" to get your "free" 200 points option. That is, if you're already on their bonus point system. :-)
  • by retchdog (1319261) on Friday June 21, 2013 @07:56PM (#44075673) Journal

    it's an optional toolbar which is, like the fruity oaty bar, NOT MANDATORY even for frequent fliers. you get a piddling amount of scrip in exchange for being logged. how much?

    ``A customer who uses the toolbar and never flies with Qantas would take 35 years to earn the 64,000 points required to fly from Sydney to London's Heathrow Airport."

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly. -- Donald Douglas

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