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Subject: Re: upromise vs privacy concerns - opinions Date: 6/26/2005 9:55 AM
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My theory is I'm never happy to give my personal information away for free, but I might sell it.

I don't think that upromise increases my chances of identity theft significantly. It's just one more company with my vital statistics, and there are already dozens of those for the business I transact.

They do get to track my various purchases and habits. At the moment I'm happy with the payment I get for that.

I'm also willing to use affinity cards at the grocery store and drugstore and submit my medical expenses to a company that administers the flexible savings accounts for my husband's employer. Those seem like as significant threats to my privacy as upromise.

- Megan
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