Value Your Privacy? Borders Didn’t.

Consumer Reports says that a federal bankruptcy court allowed Borders Bookstores to SELL customers’ contact information and purchase history (including info from one of its prior iterations, Waldenbooks) to BARNES AND NOBLE.

Read the Consumer Reports piece here.

Congratulations. You’re now a COMMODITY, not a customer.

Don’t like that idea? Then visit this link to scrub your info. But you’ve got to OPT OUT by October 29, 2011.

Remember Fukushima?

Take a few minutes to peruse an excellent, in-depth analysis of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear plant accident.

Here’s a quick quote from the piece, which interviews nuclear expert Arnold Gundersen:

If there’s any good news from Fukushima it’s that the wind was blowing offshore most of the time. If the wind was blowing onshore, Japan would be cut in half. There would be an uninhabitable zone going right across the island if the wind was blowing the other way.

Several more detailed stories about Japan’s recovery efforts can be found here.