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    Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

    This is a discussion on Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go? within the Polls forums, part of the Website news category; Well looks like we can see these 3 getting a lot more customers if the bigger ISP's go ahead with ...

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Well looks like we can see these 3 getting a lot more customers if the bigger ISP's go ahead with this.
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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      More good news:

      In a fresh blow to its hopes of winning consumer acceptance, a top three anti-malware firm has said it will very likely include Phorm's targeting cookies in its adware warning database.

      Trend Micro told The Register: "The nature of Phorm's monitoring of all user web activity is certainly of some concern, and there is a very high chance that Trend Micro would add detection for the tracking cookies as adware in order to protect customers.

      "Obviously, as with other adware/spyware Trend Micro would need to constantly monitor things like... how aware users are that they are being tracked and whether the user has the ability to completely opt out of the service."
      Also it looks like Virgin Media are changing their stance as well

      It seems Virgin Media boss Neil Berkett could be gearing up to take the same stance on its deal with Phorm as Carphone Warehouse boss Charles Dunstone.

      In an email to a customer seen by The Register, he said he will look again at his firm's plans to implement the service. Asked if he planned to require customers to explicitly opt-in to the ad targeting network, Berkett wrote this morning: "I am reviewing this again this evening."
      Top security firm: Phorm is adware | The Register




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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Have we heard either way from Sky because if we haven't their silence is deafening.

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Sky have not even acknowledged my email. Did you really expect anything less?
      I take that back, my email was caught up in a Spam filter. I have since had an email apologising for that fact.
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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      I will not conphorm to this (sorry couldnt resist), if Sky implements this, I'm off to Be*
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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      Have we heard either way from Sky because if we haven't their silence is deafening.
      We emailed Sky directly about this,
      Could you give us any information regarding Sky and Phorm?

      Specifically if there are any plans / trials and also whether or not Sky would if implemented make it OPT IN and not an OPT OUT like Carphone Warehouse have today confirmed?
      This afternoon we had this reply.

      “Sky is interested in exploring the potential for targeted online advertising and we’re talking with a number of companies operating in this area. Of paramount importance is the online safety of our customers and we’ll only implement a solution when we can use customer data in a responsible way which safeguards privacy.”

      Although this is a direct copy of the text given to The Register, Friday 29th February 2008, it does seem to me, that until Sky believe that Phorm does not breach any Privacy Issues, it would not be implemented.

      Neither does it rule the potential get together out, or indeed make it clear that the answer to our question directed at Sky is a straight Yes or No.

      I suppose until Sky decide whether or not to implement, the opt-in or opt-out scenario is a bit academic.




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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Hey, looks like something we write at work.

      Pretty much says absolutly nothing, ignores the question and leaves you thinking that they will make a decision!!

      Pass me the persons email address would you, I need a new press officer at work!

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      They couldn't be more on the fence if they tried.

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Quote Originally Posted by Kbramman View Post
      I need a new press officer at work!
      Did you loose him aswell?
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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Yeh he has the one who took the discs to the Post Office.




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