Les at lescunningham.orangehome.co.uk
Fri Feb 29 21:26:20 GMT 2008
Thanks for the replies to my query.
It does seem that BT should be avoided like the plague, according to The
Apparently they are planning to relay all the http web pages their
customers view to servers in China, run by a Phorm, a company with a
history of using spyware and with dodgy Russian connections, to allow
targeted advertising. Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse are doing the
same. While it will be possible to opt out of targeted ads, it looks as
though it will not be possible to opt out of the redirection of the web
pages. Although Phorm claim that all the data will be anonymised, that
they will not look at https pages and that numbers longer than 3 digits
will be ignored, it seems obvious that there is a potential for identity
theft, as well as a major breach of privacy.
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