Thanks To Nordstrom, I Now Know That A Stranger Is Planning A Very Special Evening

Thanks To Nordstrom, I Now Know That A Stranger Is Planning A Very Special Evening

Remember how one reader kept getting emails about the Nook she’d never ordered? Another Consumerist tipster says he’s been receiving emailed receipts from Nordstrom for purchases in Seattle that he never made. Jason says it’s annoying but mildly amusing, as in this case where the purchases have led him to believe his unknown pal has “a hot date planned.” [More]

Oh Look, My Friend Is Reading About Vibrators. Thanks Facebook!

Oh Look, My Friend Is Reading About Vibrators. Thanks Facebook!

If you don’t already block “social news apps” from illustrious organizations like the Washington Post, Yahoo, and The Guardian on Facebook, maybe this incident will change your mind. Facebook seems very keen for Jake to know that his female friend is reading about vibrators, but Jake would really rather not know. Really. He wouldn’t. [More]

Upgrades: Blippy Lets You Screen Out Single Purchases

Upgrades: Blippy Lets You Screen Out Single Purchases

Blippy launched a few months ago as a service that lets you plug in your credit card and broadcasts online every single purchase you make. For people looking for public accountability about what they spend money on, or just another social networking vanity trip, it’s pretty neat. But maybe there’s certain things that come in brown paper bags that you don’t want your mother stumbling across. Rolling out along with a Facebook-esque site redesign, Blippy has added a new privacy feature that lets you manually screen out individual purchases before the hit the net, and your mom hits the roof. To use it, [More]

Dell Gets Nosey When Attempting To Verify Order

Dell Gets Nosey When Attempting To Verify Order

Zach ordered a netbook online from Dell, then got a call from a customer service rep who wanted to verify his identity for the order. He was stumped as to why the company needed to give his birthday and last four digits of his SSN.