Republican Spyware. I Shit You Not.

Minnesota Public Radio is reporting on a CD that the state Republican Party is distributing mines the users computers for personal data without the knowledge of the user.

On Monday, the Minnesota Republican Party announced that it will send out CD videos on Friday to inform voters about the importance of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. It turns out the CD is also being used to add to the GOP voter database. Officials with the Republican Party say certain voter data is being collected by the party. Internet privacy experts say they're concerned that the party isn't telling the viewer that it's collecting the data and worry where the information will end up.


There were no disclaimers that the data was being collected and transmitted.
Pretty much typical for the Party that brought you warrantless domestic spying and the Pentagon spying on American Citizens. Rather blatant, though. Either they're getting sloppy or they've Diebolded enough districts to know that the really aren't going to lose anymore elections.

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