Walmart probably knows what The Consumerist is doing Friday night, if what CNBC is reporting is true. They’re reporting that the FBI has launched an investigation into Walmart’s email monitoring practices. What started out as an internal monitoring program has gotten “out of control” and Walmart has apparently been monitoring the emails of non-employees. From CNBC:
“What we’re told here is that Wal-Mart had security officials who were monitoring e-mails, but somehow the monitoring got out of control,” said Williams, who broke the news on CNBC.
No word yet on the extent of the problem or who was targeted by the Walmart spies. —MEGHANN MARCO
Wal-Mart Probed Over Monitoring OF Outside Emails [CNBC](Thanks, Matt!)