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    Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

    This is a discussion on Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; That's the problem, under our superbly toothless regulatory system companies feel that they can do what they like and most ...

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      That's the problem, under our superbly toothless regulatory system companies feel that they can do what they like and most likely not get caught. If they do they will get a slap on the wrist.

      The Data Protection body cannot just turn up to a company and ask to see their systems and their data security the company can deny all requests for this to happen, even when the government lost all that data last year they refused to let their own regulator in to see what went wrong.

      This most likely will end up as a big ding dong between the banks and the ISP's over security.


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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      This is likely to be one big debate.

      According to TBB The CEO is about to do a live webchat. thinkbroadband :: Phorm CEO to do live online chat

      Phorm and its relevant advertising feature that is part of the Webwise phishing warning system is something that has generated many column inches around the main broadband news sites and blogs.

      News has just reached us that Kent Ertugrul the Phorm CEO will be online between 8:30pm and 9:30pm this evening to take part in an online chat at Webwise Chat.




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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Article in the Guardian today:

      Phorm fires privacy row for ISPs | Media | The Guardian


      Good info/FAQ post at my clan forum:

      Phorm Webwise- the ISP sanctioned spyware system - [NTHW] Clan Forums


      Huge (& angry) thread & (very anti-Phorm) Poll at CF about Virgin Media signing up to it:

      Virgin Media Phorm Webwise Adverts [Updated: See Post No. 1, 77 & 102] - Cable Forum


      Mention of Sky here...

      Broadband big boys waiting on data pimping | The Register

      Quote Originally Posted by The Register
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      Meanwhile a spokesman for Sky, the UK's fastest growing broadband network with about 1.2 million lines, said: "Sky is interested in exploring the potential for targeted online advertising and is talking with a number of companies operating in this area.

      "Of paramount importance is the online safety of our customers and will only implement a solution when we can use customer data in a responsible way which safeguards privacy."

      BT, Virgin Media and Talk Talk argue that Phorm's anonymising techniques will achieve this feat. When discussing Webwise, the consumer brand for Phorm's advertising targeting system, the existing partners all place heavy emphasis on its widely-available and standard anti-phishing features.

      Sky and Tiscali both seem keen to gauge consumer reaction to their browsing habits being sold off before committing.

      (snip)
      Here's my reaction, if Sky would like to gauge it...

      DON'T YOU BLOODY DARE!

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      In other words Sky are watching to see what the other do and the possible reaction to it before making a decision whether to go down this avenue.

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Great thread Jaye.

      As pleased as I am with Sky Broadband, if it ever
      follows down this spy route, I will say Bye, Bye, Sky.

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      Great thread Jaye.

      As pleased as I am with Sky Broadband, if it ever
      follows down this spy route, I will say Bye, Bye, Sky.

      I read somewhere it is worth 80 million a year, so you can bet that if they get away with it then all the other ISP's wont be far behind.

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      Great thread Jaye.

      As pleased as I am with Sky Broadband, if it ever
      follows down this spy route, I will say Bye, Bye, Sky.
      I would leave Sky as well if this was implemented.

      I did take the time to log on to the Web Chat tonight, and directly asked the question.

      However I did not get any reply, whatsoever.
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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I would leave Sky as well if this was implemented.
      If you left Sky where would you go, especially if every other ISP implemented it ?

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      At the moment O2 and Be haven't been mentioned so I suppose them, but if they all go the UK could be the 1st electronic police state.

      Although how much bandwidth is this going to use as I can't see more bandwith being put in place to accomodate this extra traffic, the Internet in the UK could slow down dramatically.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Virgin, BT, TalkTalk broadband users - You've got trouble.

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      At the moment O2 and Be haven't been mentioned so I suppose them, but if they all go the UK could be the 1st electronic police state.
      If there are millions to be made from this then it can only be a matter of time before they join the party.

     

     
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