If this actually happens…

Virgin Media can get fucked. I am not having every web site I visit sent to China so some server can send back ‘targeted’ advertising, “anonymous” or no. It’s effectively unavoidable, ISP level spyware with a crap “anti-phishing” (read DNS hijacking) justification. The first thing I will be doing if this happens is getting a BT phone line installed and any non-BT ADSL ISP that doesn’t subscribe to this shit, probably Be.

This is of course assuming that this is even legal, and if it is it shouldn’t be. Who the hell thought this was a good idea, and why the hell haven’t they been fired already?

Edit: See here, here, here and here (the latter two contain a lot of great detective work about how dodgy Phorm actually are.) Let’s hope resistance isn’t futile on this one.

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2 thoughts on “If this actually happens…

  1. Hum, the company mentioned in the Reg article that you link to is DoucleClick. Weren’t they bought by Google?

  2. Yes, they were, but Phorm are not DoubleClick – they’re an ex-spyware company with suspicious links in Russia and unlike DC want to monitor everything you do on the Net, even if the site doesn’t carry advertising from them. Evil.

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