* Posts by Dave

3 posts • joined 28 Dec 2007

Tens of thousands of kids need to be protected from ContactPoint users

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55,000 and the rest

I would have thought that 55,000 was an underestimate. Virtually every acrimonious divorce will result in a request to hide their children's details. And who on the council will refuse this request knowing that if any harm ever came to said children then they would be held responsible.

Phorm launches data pimping fight back


AC @ Phorm

My data should be going nowhere near your profiler. That is the crux of the problem. If I opt out, my data is still being sent to the profiler. There is no point in this. I don't want this to happen. It's my data. I don't want it profiled.

Although the ISP can check what data is being sent to Phorm, unless it checks Phorm's codes with a fine tooth comb, the data could contain absolutely anything that Phorm wanted to send and there would be virtually no way for the ISP of finding out. Just because the profiler is mounted in the ISP doesn't mean that people want to be profiled.

Also, for the profiler to know if I have opted out or not, it obviously has to interact with the browser. Therefore, it is going to take longer to get any specific page because my browser has to talk to your profiler before it can actually talk to anything else.

It seems to me that if BT want to incorporate this "service", they are going to be forced into doing what Talk Talk says it's going to do with Phorm. If they do not, I will be leaving as well as many others.

New Jersey bans sex offenders from the web

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@ Andy

"First might I suggest that some of you actually read the article - this will apply to people who used the internet in their crimes so were talking pedophiles, date rapists etc. here not people pissing in public or mooning the filth." - this is your list of crimes not theirs. I suggest you re-read the article and the other posts.

"Second to the people saying they've done their time leave them alone etc - If this is part of their punishment they have not 'done their time' but are still serving their punishment." - A lifetime punishment- you don't get that for murder.

"Lastly who cares" - just the attitude other posters have been on about.

"Nice try but have you never heard of driving bans, seems very similar to me..." - Perhaps you should think about it a bit more.


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