Are TurboTax and TaxCut Watching You?

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article written by David Lazarus in which the author claims that users of the online versions of Intuit’s TurboTax or H&R Block’s TaxCut software are tracked during their filing process through the use of web bugs.

Both Intuit and H&R Block claim any data collected is used only in quality assurance purposes, but some privacy advocates are unconvinced that either company will not be tempted to sell such data to a third-party marketing firm in the future, particularly when both use the services of DoubleClick, a company that has sparked previous privacy concerns to process the data coming from the hidden trackers.

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