* Posts by mark

2 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008

Phorm launches data pimping fight back

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@Man Outraged

Exactly. I went on the Phorm "web chat" last night and asked for them to explain how they were going to get my browser to send a phorm cookie when I wasn't requesting a resource under the phorm domain - no surprise that they DIDN'T ANSWER THAT ONE!

What would be really useful here is an architecture diagram showing ISP hardware (perhaps in green) and Phorm hardware (in red) and numbered arrows indicating the sequence and flow of data through the system. I asked for as much on the chat last night - and it was promised - but instead we go to www.webwise.com and see a video of some fat woman bleating on about how great targeted advertising is.

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Bruce Schneier

It would be interesting to know what Bruce Schneier thinks of this technology, given that he works for BT.

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