* Posts by Bob W

2 posts • joined 25 Feb 2008

The Phorm files

Bob W

@ Verified...

From the E&Y report-

"Because of inherent limitations in controls, error or fraud may occur and not be detected."

What a ringing endorsement!

Bob W

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ISP data deal with former 'spyware' boss triggers privacy fears

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re: it gets worse

From Phorm's website-

"Phorm technology does not view any information on secure (HTTPS) pages, and ignores strings of numbers longer than three digits to ensure that we do not collect credit card numbers, phone numbers, National Insurance or other potentially private information."

They capture the data stream then parse and extract the data of interest to them, promise to ignore the sensitive stuff, then inject 'more relevant' adverts. For the user, the carrot/ smoke is the anti phishing panacea, Webwise, for the ISP it's $$$$.

Seems a fair trade[1], compromise all your subscibers and we'll give you 30 pieces of silver.

I've started looking for a more ethical ISP, they''ll also lose phone and TV subscriptions.

Bob W

[1] From the E&Y report-

"Because of inherent limitations in controls, error or fraud may occur and not be detected."

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