Reminds me of Plusnet of old lol.
Reminds me of Plusnet of old lol.
Thinking out loud is it not possible to encrypt the data between you and your destination?
How could Phorm read encrypted data?
A very interesting article on this on the BBC:
BBC NEWS | Technology
I was with BT back in 2006 prior to moving to Sky and I would be pretty upset if I was part of this hush hush trial.Quote:
Trials of an online ad system carried out by BT involving more than 30,000 of its customers were potentially illegal, says a leading digital rights lawyer.
This one's fascinating, Tiny URL - create a shorter link , I've read it three times already and still dont understand it other than this sentence, "Overall, I learnt nothing about the Phorm system that caused me to change my view that the system performs illegal interception as defined by s1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000".
Tor: anonymity online which is but one way of doing this. There are others.
I do think that if Phorm makes a big impact with the ISPs taking it up wholesale, and with the Gov.uk giving it full endorsement (well, they would as it is something they'd like to have a piece of too) then there may well be a greater number of Anonymity sites get off the ground. Of course Gov.uk would then pass a new law (adding to the 3,000+ it has already passed) which would make it a criminal offence to encrypt your Internet traffic and that would be that.
Of course, none of that could ever happen in the UK. :angry:
I have absolutely no connection whatsoever with this at all and only offer it here for those who might be interested. Usual caveats apply, use at your own volition and risk.
This chap has written a Firefox Add-On to stop Phorm exploiting your experience. He is intending to write for other browsers also. The bloke is an absolute hero in my book!
Dephormation Firefox 2 Add On - Stop Phorm / Block Webwise
7) Why are you doing this for free?
Because people fought and died (and are currently still doing it to my utmost regret) to give me the special right to freedom and privacy.
Sadly, if you don't fight to protect your rights, you lose them.
My grandfather was a morse code operator in the merchant navy prior to the war. I know he would recognise the need to avoid interception of communication, and keep the airwaves free from abuse.
I'm proud to be his grandson, and I hope I can do the same for you.
Phorm has to be stopped.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a major revision to its statement on Phorm, insisting that the ad tracking system must be deployed on an opt-in basis to comply with the law.
Virgin deny signing up
Virgin Media meanwhile says that despite Phorm's claims to the contrary, it did not "confirm [an] exclusive agreement". A concerned customer was told by CEO Neil Berkett's office: "We haven't signed up with Phorm, we've expressed an interest."
That pretty much fowls Phorm up now, RIP you deserve it!
Information Commissioner: Phorm must be opt-in only | The Register
I also see that Phorm are playing this weeks top rated game, How low can your shares go?
I particularly feel like a nice quiet gloat over this bit:
Yea, I'll bet it has. The question is unanswerable without perjuring itself. BT broke the law, plain and simple. The reason they are not talking about it is that anything they say can be subsequently used in court against them. With even the threat of action BT will have to keep very silent until they actually appear in front of the bench.Quote:
A spokeswoman said more news on the probe will be forthcoming, but was unable to provide a timetable for when the tens of thousands who were tracked and profiled can expect to see those responsible held to account. BT has refused to answer questions on why it believes it acted within the law.
What is that sound? It's the sound of sphincters puckering up. BT's actions have been contemptible and they deserve all they get in this instance.
Saw this today regarding the Phorm issue on The Register.
BT's 'illegal' 2007 Phorm trial profiled tens of thousands | The Register