Friday October 26, 2012

One Million Email Addresses For Five Dollars

Ever wonder how much your e-mail address is worth? If you guessed $5 per million you are the winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it)!

That’s the rate paid by Bogomil Shopov, a Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist, for a collection of 1.1 million Facebook names, user IDs, and emails posted to the social marketing site Gigbucks earlier this month for a grand total of five dollars. "I just bought more than 1 million… Facebook data entries," Shopov wrote on his blog Tuesday. "OMG!"

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