Quarkside

18/06/2013

Your email is watching you.

Filed under: Privacy — lenand @ 7:33 am

Conferences come and go.  It is a valuable business for organisers and a useful channel for suppliers.  Both rely on the attracting the best shod feet through the door.  Imagine the surprise on seeing:

“We have noted that you appear to have not opened the joining instructions sent to you – therefore we have sent this email as plain text so hopefully it will get through. If you have already received and read the joining instructions then please disregard this email.”

The technology has been around since the last century, but it had gone into rarely visited long term memory archives.  So, if you want to do it yourself, try the charmingly named SpyPig.  If you follow this link, it gives you your current IP address and some unintelligible Internet Service Provider details.

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