From: Joe Harkins <joe@TRAVELTHE.NET>
I suggest anyone who ever pooh-poohed the threat of Big Brother to read
PCWEEK Magazine July 6, 1998 - page 10 or entire text online at:
Sabre intends selling *individual* travel plans, from their computers, to
third parties. The article desccribes the data as "a treasure trove."
"Sabre could find for example who is flying to a specific city in the next
and then quotes Sabre CEO, "Think about how much companies would pay for
(the names of) people who have reservations to go to specific places at
specific dates and times."
Is he insane or merely stupid and evil?
Is *that* why I make reservations? So Sabre can distribute that intensely
personal data to anyone who pays for it?
Am I the only one outraged by this prospect?
This is something that absolutely MUST be legislated against.
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