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BT, Phorm, and Me

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| I was not involved with BT and Phorm, then or now. Everything I know about
| Phorm and BT's relationship with Phorm came from the same news articles you
| read. I have not gotten involved as an employee of BT. But anything I say
| is -- by definition -- said by a BT executive. That's not good.
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http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...rm_and_me.html

The Google Chrome conspiracy theories

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| However, this is all out in the open as far as we can tell regardless of
| intent .The good news is that Chrome is in the sunlight and, as such, do such
| concerns deserve unsubstantiated attention? With ISP DNS logs being sold for
| analytics and plenty of less scrupulous and completely passive ways to
| monitor user traffic, browsers seem in fact only one of a multitude of
| privacy threats people should worry about.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...tory=ts_chrome


Recent:

ISPs Will All Spy on Their Customers, Professor Warns

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| If there's a candidate for the worst future violator of your privacy, look no
| further than the company you pay for broadband.
|
| So says University of Colorado law professor and former federal prosecutor
| Paul Ohm, who argues in a new article that ISPs have the means, motive and
| opportunity to kill your online privacy.
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http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/200...ill-all-s.html


Police quiz BT on secret Phorm trials

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| City of London police questioned BT earlier this week as part of a probe into
| the covert wiretapping and profiling of the internet use of tens of thousands
| of BT customers during tests of Phorm's adware system.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09...olice_meeting/


Phorm secretly tracked Americans too

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| 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 networks.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/13/phorm_us_tests/


Spy fear over e-mail check plan

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| Plans to give local councils and other public bodies the power to monitor
| e-mail and internet traffic have been branded a "snoopers' charter".
|
| The government wants to make it mandatory for phone and internet companies to
| store all information on personal web use for 12 months.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7557963.stm


Home Office questioned over Phorm

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| Critics have asked why the Home Office has not intervened over secret Phorm
| trials BT conducted in 2006 and 2007.
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The EU has asked the UK government to clarify the situation.


Bad Phorm: EU demands UK Government response on intrusive web ad tracking
technology

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| Controversial behavioral advertising targeting outfit Phorm, whose Webwise ad
| technology monitors user browsing habits to serve appropriate advertising
| messages, might have dragged the UK Government into a slugfest with the
| European Union over a possible breach of strict Euro data laws...
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19884/1054/


Controversial Ad Network Caught Editing Wikipedia

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| Phorm has been beset by controversy for years over its business model and
| quietly-run trials on British Telecom's (BT) broadband service.
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...ting-wikipedia
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