Some disturbing things to come out of an FTC invistigation of kickstarter

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by tinfoilhatter, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. tinfoilhatter Member

    Link here

    This showed up on voat the other day, and this line was brought up from the press release:

    "Under the settlement order, Chevalier is prohibited from making misrepresentations about any crowdfunding campaign and from failing to honor stated refund policies. He is also barred from disclosing or otherwise benefiting from customers’ personal information, and failing to dispose of such information properly."

    The "barred from disclosing or otherwise benefiting from customers personnel information" clause is unnerving. Apparently, a hidden benefit of using kickstarter, is the personnel information from the donors, something that could be sold for a lot of money to the right marketing firm... or cult....

    But this explains quite a bit. We see so many stupid kickstarters, but are they really out to get money for their stupid projects, or are they gathering marketing information?

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