May 18th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Yes, a growing number of ISPs are trying to gouge out the last bit of revenue from the internet by spying on their customers' browsing habits. A classic method is the use of "Phorm".
What it does is generate spoof browsing in the background which makes the data collected worthless.
It is free, and source code is available if you don't trust it.
Last edited by nihil; May 18th, 2008 at 03:46 PM.
May 18th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Do you know of any ISPs in the United States of America that actually does this? IMO, I'm sure theres a way to find out if *your* ISP actually does this or not. Either way let me know. Peace, CN22
May 19th, 2008, 04:08 AM
May 19th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Charter Internet's looking at something similar to Phorm: NebuAd.
Originally Posted by Computernerd22
“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers
May 20th, 2008, 01:28 AM
May 20th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Yes, that is the whole objective. For "targeted advertising" please read "legalised spamming" because that is what they are up to.
I don't see whats so important/the big deal about collecting customers/clients surfing habits? Do they make money off of it? Sell the information to spyware companies, people?
I totally agree; however, that would involve a law enforcement agency rather than an advertising agency?
If it's to catch predators, and that sort of thing, them I'm all for it.
Unfortunately, that is just what it is, hence the reason I brought it to the attention of the AO Community
However, if it's for just to collect *customer data
* on you then I have to disagree with it.
May 20th, 2008, 05:24 AM
May 20th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Last month's news?
What I originally posted was a way of screwing them basically throwing so much chaff into the ether that their data becomes valueless
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