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About 250,000 people will think twice before ordering free sex products at the next giveaway. Ryan Singel at Wired has been unraveling the latest case of a leaked customer database. “There’s no such thing as a free lubricant,” he writes. All too true. Way to stay on top of the story, Ryan. Customers are worried about what will come out of their next prospective employer’s Google search, but I think the Astroglide corporation is going to have to do the biggest reputation clean-up of all. Bloggers: hurry and get your lewd puns in now before the story goes cold.

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