Amazon Informative - Confidentiality of Information

Review by Ironbridge on 2007-10-01
I was amazed that a Google search produced the records that Amazon uses to expedite orders - ship to addresses, latest purchases, the last four digits of my credit card, my wish list, the detail for all orders since 2001, etc.

Amazon does not inform users that their records are available to anyone! Beware!
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-10-04
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Good information to have.
Posted by Timboss on 2007-10-02:
I looked. Couldn't see any order data. How many people's records did you find?
Posted by Ironbridge on 2007-10-02:

I looked at my own only because I respect your privacy.

Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-10-02:
How do you find it? What do you google?
Posted by Timboss on 2007-10-04:
Oops, didn't mean to imply you were snooping on other people, but just curious how you get to it. I've used them and I would be upset if I can Google and find my information. You didn't happen to get into Amazon did you? It seems hard to believe there would be a 'back door' into Amazon's customer base. Also, I have a 'cookie' for Amazon so when I go to them I am automatically logged on. You have picqued my interest on security issues.
Posted by Ironbridge on 2007-10-04:
Brenda, Timboss:
My Amazon info was disclosed through a Google Web Alert for any sites which include my rather unique last name. If you are a smith or jones it may not work.
Posted by Timboss on 2007-10-04:
I hope you have contacted Amazon.
Posted by Ironbridge on 2007-10-04:
I tried. Amazon has lots of FAQ answers but I could not find an email address.

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