This was a level of disclosure ahead of its time...
"We told the people we were doing it"
As opposed to the British version
"We broke the law and the Police can't do anything because our directors are giving their bosses money"
Phorm has also deployed its behavioral ad targeting technologies in the US of A. Even before the London-based outfit first tracked thousands of British Telecom customers as part of its grand scheme to target online ads from inside the world's ISPs, it was "operating a number of public commercial services" on various stateside …
Isn't it common sense to assume that any free access point is most definitely unfriendly?
Targeted ads seem to be the least of your problems, and I think I'd assume that anything I sent was going to be snooped in some way - the same as I would at a BlackHat conference, regardless of what the organisers say.
You need to know you can trust thoise in a position steal your DATA.
We trust, or used to trust the companies like BT. Phorm has never been one you could trust to many links into murky water.
A question that had been around a few times which tended to be given a wide birth or fudged answers is.
Question asked was to a forum member called Hamsterwheel searches link him to Phorm and he does admit to being with Phorm.
Q. Would you agree Hammy that if the servers for webwise had a slight alteration of script the program could be programmed to retain more personal details without the customer knowing?
A. Of course they could, but they have promised not too, and if they did and got caught they would be in all sorts of bother. They would not jeopardise their business by doing such silliness.
We all know what temptation can do and with scriptors fro around the world including Russia just how trustworthy are they for handling this type of program linked into your ISP network where all your personal DATA is ripe for picking.
So Phorm's been caught with its hand in the American cookie jar and seems to be pack peddling a little. Don't worry folks it won't be as easy for them to run for it as it was last time they did a runner from over the pond. It was apparently getting a little hot under the collar for them with investigations into an alleged rootkit product associated with ContextPlus when they were known as 121Media.
Come to think of it, why is BT operating with them. Surely BT broadband should be SQUEAKY CLEAN?
It would be possible to make a partial analysis of when different service providers where using PageSense, by looking for the damage that that system did to forum posts and its appearance in web server logs.
For EthoStream, the ‘site’ ID you should be looking for appears to be I.ETHOS.LIVE
Please can anyone who insists on calling an ad supported service "free" receive a swift cricket bat to the side of the head.
Well us Yanks prefer Louisville slugger, and the eco friendly tree hugger Yanks use Easton aluminum bats.
How can anybody even remotely "eco friendly" regard an aluminum bat as a good thing? Do they have any idea what happens in the manufacturing process? Turning an entire tree into a single bat (and burning the shavings) would be more eco friendly.
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