[LINK] privacy invasion

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri Sep 25 17:19:08 AEST 2009

Just turn off "display remote images in HTML messages" or equivalent  
in your email client.  Or use an email client which allows you to do  

It's a big bad world out there in the intertubes, isn't it at least  
partly your responsibility to protect yourself against it?  (At least  
they didn't send you a Word document with just text in it!)


On 2009/Sep/25, at 7:43 AM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> Received an email today from Bernie Fraser and Co (Australian Super).
> Ok, I gave them my email address, so can't complain about receiving  
> email.
> But, buried in the html of their email ..
> <a href=3D"http://tracking.involve.dload.com.au/?ci5jb20=3D">
> <img=alt=3D"AustralianSuper" border=3D"0"
> src=3D"http://img.dload.com.au/involve/74/ASIFBrandmark_200px.jpg">
> <alt=3D"Mr Bernie Fraser - Independent Director and AustralianSuper
> =Investment Chair" src=3D"http://img.dload.com.au/involve/74/BF2.jpg">
> And, not too keen about the above code in their email, normal or not.
> I did NOT give permission to track what happens to email they send me.
> For eg, <href=3D"http://tracking.involve.dload.com.au/?ci5jb20=3D">
> Sort of the same as paper junk-mail with an embedded RFID chip,  
> reading
> and broadcasting who-knows-what, to who-knows-whom, regards my  
> property.
> I don't care if 'tracking' email graphics are normal. Piss off,  
> Bernie.
> Should be illegal.
> Cheers,
> Stephen
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