Got this email from my ISP

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by acr1965, Jul 3, 2008.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    "CenturyTel is not currently using online behavioral advertising tools in any of its markets, and we are delaying our plans to move forward with the deployment of online behavioral advertising services - either through NebuAd or any other vendor - at this time. CenturyTel is delaying its implementation plans so that Congress can spend additional time addressing the privacy issues and policies associated with online behavioral advertising."

    Bad thing is that Centurytel is the only high speed ISP available in my area.
     
  2. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Registered Member

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    join the club buddy

    Over here most of the isp are joing a company called phorm to display ads releated to what you search for :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:

    But afew mp`s and other people are checking if it is legal over here

    i am with one of the ones that want to join first :'( :'( :'( :'(
     
  3. dw426

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    Acr, be very glad your ISP is even bothering to tell you they are looking into using these tools, some are not. I don't see any of the "symptoms" of NebuAd or Phorm, so, without heading down to the control room and looking myself, I have to assume mine is not using this crap....yet. The logical part of me knows that eventually they all will use this stuff, but a deep down tiny part of me holds hope that Congress will draw a line and this won't go through.
     
  4. acr1965

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    Would using something like OpenDNS prevent the tracking/profiling?
     
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    No, OpenDNS won't help you.

    The problem is they arn't culling information from the ISPs DNS Servers, but they are actually tracking the individual packets your recieving and know exactly what servers you are communicating with and the content of the pages you are viewing.
     
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    I am glad that my ISP has point blank refused to sign up to phrom or any other of these services. Brownie points to them ;) (talktalk)
     
  8. lodore

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    BT is using phorm and didnt tell its customers. im quite annoyed really.
    i hpope it is against there terms and conditions and they get sued and they have to stop using it.
     
  9. KookyMan

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    I know BT is a British company, but I'm going to assume that their AUP/TOS are structured similarly to US Companies in that they can do anything to their customers with minimal notice and they are not at any risk of being sued from their customers.
     
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