* Posts by Kevin Jeal

4 posts • joined 5 Apr 2008

Google behavioral ads scare US lawmakers

Kevin Jeal
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@ nicholas22

I left BT for the same reasons, the moronic sales women that rang me shortly afterward offering me 6 months free broadband had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned Phorm, and my attempt to educate her fell on deaf (and dumb) ears.

Unfortunately if they did do focus groups you can bet they would cherry pick the least IT savvy customers they could find. As for Google and their use of this targeted advertising (spying) it will once again be the ignorant that suffer.

I inform everyone I know how to secure their surfing habits, unfortunately quite a lot of them don't seem to grasp the growing problem regarding security or their lack of it. :( These are the people that Google and their ilk are abusing and it’s sad that most don't seem to care. We will have to wait to see how far it goes before they remove their heads from the sand. I fear however that it will be too late by then.

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Anti-Spyware Coalition probes data pimping

Kevin Jeal
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Dodgy phuckers!!

Bt have now changed their privacy policy back to how it was previously!!

What does that tell you.................................

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BT: 'We did not let anyone down over Phorm... it was not illegal'

Kevin Jeal
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Pfft wot a cop out!

Wtf was that interview about, lame indeed. Me thinks they need a few new researchers at the BBC, no mention at all regarding the fact that this so called customer improvement (malware) has nothing to do with BT and is a third party spy-ware peddling company. And that BT and Phorm have differing views on the way the software actually works.

Have e-mailed my thoughts on the matter to the BBC regarding their so called reporting.

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BT and Phorm secretly tracked 18,000 customers in 2006

Kevin Jeal
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Must be illegal!

Here is a statement from the present BT terms and conditions

"WE DO NOT STORE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER, ACCOUNT OR PAYMENT DETAILS IN THE COOKIE, AND THIS INFORMATION CANNOT BE ACCESSED USING IT.

BT´S COOKIES DO NOT COLLECT ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PC OR YOUR INTERNET BROWSING IN ANY WAY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THE COOKIE IS BASED ON YOUR PC, WE WILL NOT FIND IT IF YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITES USING A DIFFERENT PC TO THE ONE YOU REGISTERED ON."

Nuff said!

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