luckylove: (Ellen Ripley)
BadPhorm - When good ISPs go bad!
So, what's all the fuss about?
Simply put, three of the UK's largest ISPs (Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk) have decided to sell your private browsing history to an advertising broker. Yes, the entire list of every web page you visit gets sent to Phorm (the broker) in real time, as you click, so they can send you 'targeted advertising'. Naturally the ISP's are not too keen on telling their users this, they'd much rather feed us all platitudes about how it'll help combat phishing and how the targeted adverts will be so much better than the random ones we see today. In fact, they didn't even announce it to the UK press, we had to find out about it from the New York Times!

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Other news: The WI ladies go in search of prostitutes and the battle of the userpics has commenced.

Edit: Bullet Proof Hoodies go on sale in London
A bullet-proof hooded top designed to protect against street violence has been made by an east London firm. The £300 "Defender" top will stop 9mm Magnum handgun bullets, according to the manufacturer Bladerunner, which also makes slash-proof vests.

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