Mattress startup accused of 'wiretapping' web visitors

A mattress startup has been accused of illegally mining information about visitors to its website.

Casper, a direct-to-consumer startup, and the NaviStone software company now face a federal class-action lawsuit, CBS News reports.

The lawsuit alleges that New York City resident Brady Cohen saw personal information such as his name and address lifted by NaviStone while browsing on Casper's website for a mattress. The lawsuit alleges that this amounts to 'wiretapping'.

A lawsuit has been filed against the mattress startup called Casper. The lawsuit alleges that the site, with the help of code from software company NaviStone, illegally 'wiretapped' visitors to its website

A lawsuit has been filed against the mattress startup called Casper. The lawsuit alleges that the site, with the help of code from software company NaviStone, illegally 'wiretapped' visitors to its website

The lawsuit reads in part: 'A visitor's IP address and other PII is sent to NaviStone in real-time. 'This real-time interception and transmission of visitors' electronic communications begins as soon as the visitor loads casper.com into their web browser.' Pictured is a stock advertisement for the company

The lawsuit reads in part: 'A visitor's IP address and other PII is sent to NaviStone in real-time. 'This real-time interception and transmission of visitors'

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