News Burst: Sony confesses to email indiscretion

Entertainment corporation Sony has admitted its Internet newsletter InfoBeat has been forwarding email addresses of readers who have asked for their details to be kept secret.

The newsletter, which has over 2.5 million subscribers, automatically sent advertisers the email addresses of those users who clicked on their banner advertisements. Sony describes this as a software flaw inherited from the creators of InfoBeat, which it acquired in January. Sony also promises that it put a stop to the practice on Friday.

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