It’s not just your email address that’s being sold to spammers, it seems. Your phone number, address, job title … it’s all for sale, if someone has ‘dobbed you in’.
A new web startup called Jigsaw buys and sells all contact details. Members get paid $1 for providing the contact details of a person, and according to TechCrunch, some people have uploaded tens of thousands of contacts.
What a huge incentive for someone who works at a phone company, or a bank. Indeed, if you were any kind of manager responsible for staff, you’d be at risk of a rogue employee making your details public. I can’t imagine that people like Steve Ballmer would stand much of a chance of privacy once a site like Jigsaw got a hold of their contact details.
Disposable mobile numbers, anyone? }