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September 5, 2020 / Posted by:

CueCat!

Google, Facebook, TikTok, and every other private info-stealing bitch needs to bow down to CueCat who was making bitches scared about their information getting out there decades ago! CueCat may look like some kind vibrating pussy for your pussy, but it was a HIGHLY TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED work of magic that was supposed to change everything, only it pretty much stank more than the lone litter box of a dozen cats.

Wikipedia tells me that CueCat, which came out in 2000, was invented by J. Hutton Pulitzer, a TV station owner and investor. He invested millions upon millions into Radio Shack, Coca-Cola, and a now-dead company called Digital Convergence. Digital Convergence was the maker of CueCat. CueCat had to be hooked up to your computer, and you used it to scan a barcode in a magazine, Yellow Pages, or newspaper and you’d be directed to a URL with info about that item. So basically, CueCat ran so that QRCode could fly. On top of that, if your computer was connected to a TV and special audio tone played during a commercial or show, you’d be taken to a URL. It was a saving grace for anyone who didn’t want to strain their fingers from typing a web address themselves.

Millions of CueCats were given away for free. Forbes gave them to subscribers and so did Wired Magazine. Radio Shack also offered them up for the price of zero dollars. But even though it was free to use (although you had to install software into your computer), the reviews were shit and many said that CueCat should be put down. And CueCat’s demise came a little over a year after it was born, and partly because the website was easy to hack.

In September 2000, security watchdog website Securitywatch.com notified Digital Convergence of a security vulnerability on the Digital Convergence website that exposed private information about CueCat users. Digital Convergence immediately shut down that part of their website, and their investigation concluded that approximately 140,000 CueCat users who had registered their CueCat were exposed to a breach that revealed their name, email address, age range, gender and zip code. This was not a breach of the main user database itself, but a flat text file used only for reporting purposes that was generated by ColdFusion code that was saved on a publicly available portion of the Digital Convergence web server.

CueCat ended up being a $185 million dried-up cat turd and that probably made many a computer mouse cackle with glee.

But even though CueCat was a total failure, it did manage to get on many, many lists. Yes, the lists were for the worst inventions of all-time, but still! So if you’ve got one of these, proudly display it on your fireplace mantle to wow your guests with all its list-topping iconic glory. See, it turns out that CueCat is good for something after all.

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