[ubuntu-uk] Broadband

beef 0beef0 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 21:59:46 GMT 2008

Kris Douglas wrote:
> 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)
i am so glad i left talktalk yesterday! [owned by carphone]

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