.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Friday, 20 June 2008

BT & Phorm and USA and NebuAd: both forge packets

The storm that greeted revelations that BT and Phorm in the UK may well have broken the law when they tested a new "targeted ads" system on 10s of thousands of unsuspecting subscribers is mirrored over here in the USA:

An advertising system that eavesdrops on ISP customers' online behavior doesn't just sniff traffic, it injects fake packets into sites such as Google, according to a report released Wednesday by a net freedom group. That injection of JavaScript into other company's pages amounts to a browser hijack that violates core internet principles
(Via Wired News.)