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Dating in Texas just got harder

A court has ruled that the University of Texas can block online dating e-mails that came from a local internet vendor. Nice move, according to the dozens of introverted morons who couldn’t get a date (even from an online site), and took to complaining instead.

Of course, UT sold the addresses to the service, and then decided to block the solicitations, which I say is a great way to make money…not! It begs the question as to whether other educational institutions are up to the same shenanigans, but at least now we know there is some legal precedent to stand behind them if they are.

One More Reason To Hire Your Own Script Kiddie

As if competing on the ecommerce front wasn’t hard enough, just think how tough it gets when your customers get spammed by your competitors, with your expressed written consent!

Building a shopping cart is as easy as buying a book on PHP/MySQL, or hiring a needy computer science major off of Craigslist for a couple of hundred bucks. But if you still need a reason to do it yourself, here is a story out of Reuters that will kick you where it counts: Online Payment Company Settles Privacy Charges.