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    CorporateSnitch.com - A Politically Correct Parasite??
    People on the Amazon Associate board report that the Firefox BHO pushed by a site called CorporateSnitch installs an Amazon parasite. This BHO is supposed to report on the political correctness of any business or product you are considering purchasing. For example, it will report if the company has contracts related to the War in Iraq.

    My guess is that engaging in parasitic activity is considered okay by the C-Snitch. I have not installed the snitch.

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    This BHO is supposed to report on the political correctness of any business or product you are considering purchasing. For example, it will report if the company has contracts related to the War in Iraq.
    Barf, barf, barf...a BHO that dares to be a self-righteous tw*t, now! That's even worse than the "charity" ones who want to be "charitable" with our commissions (worse since it dares to point its finger at anyone else while being such a blighter itself)!
    My guess is that engaging in parasitic activity is considered okay by the C-Snitch.
    That figures...

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    They are inserting their own aff id's in place of existing aff id's!

    They are doing it was Amazon, how long do you think it will be before they do it with other merchants? I see Buy.com is on their list. Does anyone know if they are overwriting Buy.com cookies?

    They are disgusting! They know it is an issue and try to explain it away.

    "Q: How does CorporateSnitch make money?
    A: Unfortunately, we do require money in order to provide our services. Currently our sole form of revenue is referral fees earned for purchases made from Preferred Merchants via CorporateSnitch.com or the CSNotifier. This works by inserting our affiliate ID into the address when you shop on a Preferred Merchant's site. Since we strongly believe that the consumer should always have a choice, you can opt to turn this feature off via the Preferences page. However, we kindly ask that you leave it on as it helps support us and it does not increase the cost of your purchases.

    Q: Will the CSNotifier replace the affiliate IDs added by sites that I visit with its own?
    A: Yes and no. If a standard, direct affiliate product link was used to direct you to the product on the Preferred Merchant site, the referring site's affiliate ID will not be replaced. However, it has been brought to our attention that subsequent links to products are being replaced by the CSNotifier in versions 1.1 and earlier. Example: SiteX.com has a link to BookY on Amazon.com. If you click on the link and then purchase BookY on Amazon.com, SiteX.com will receive credit for the purchase. However, if you then click on a different product on Amazon.com, the CSNotifier receives credit for that purchase. Please note that it was never our intent to take referral fees away from Web sites, and that all affiliate ID code has been removed from version 1.21 of the CSNotifier (currently being reviewed by the Mozilla staff). You can download version 1.21 now at http://www.corporatesnitch.com/CSNotifier/Install.aspx. We apologize and thank you for your patience in this matter.
    ~Michelle
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    Hidden Whois info but I got a swab of spittle off their page for DNS testing. Aside from their insider joke category (Pro-Abortion) they test out as socialist progressive Bush Bashing liberal loonies hell bent on justifying thievery for their activist cause.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    It is a parasite. I don't care how much damage control they do.

    Bottom line, the toolbar places cookies that pay them as an affiliate.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3668/

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