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Quibi, JetBlue, Wish, others accused of leaking millions of email addresses to ad orgs via HTTP referer headers

Short-video biz Quibi, airline JetBlue, shopping site Wish, and several other companies leaked million of people’s email addresses to ad-tracking and analytics firms through HTTP request headers, it is claimed.

According to findings published Wednesday by Zach Edwards, of digital strategy firm Victory Medium, these businesses have spilled these contact details to advertising networks and the like over the past few years. Among those websites identified by Edwards – a group that also includes Mailchimp, The Washington Post, NGPVan.com, KongHQ, and GrowingChild.com – some promptly altered their websites when notified of the issue, but others have not.

Source: Quibi, JetBlue, Wish, others accused of leaking millions of email addresses to ad orgs via HTTP referer headers • The Register

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