Oink Owner Says No Breach Occurred
ONLINE PRIVACYMarch 19, 2012
The founder of Oink and Milk, Inc., says a reported privacy breach wasn't a breach at all, PC Magazine reports. A woman discovered that she--and anyone else--could instantly download any photos and ratings that a user had uploaded to website Oink, which allowed users to rate "the best things in the places around you." Founder Kevin Rose says there was no data breach because the information was intentionally public all along. "There might have been some confusion...but in this case, it has always been public data," he said, adding the data will be deleted at month's end. The site has been shut down for unrelated reasons, the report states.