[ubuntu-uk] Broadband

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 21:50:29 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:26 PM, les <Les at lescunningham.orangehome.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks for the replies to my query.
>  It does seem that BT should be avoided like the plague, according to The
>  Register (www.theregister.co.uk)
>  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.

Christ. (full stop)

Kris Douglas
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