Phorm, Apparently Deaf To Consumer Hatred Of Being Spied On, Plans Expansion

from the seriously? dept

Phorm is the highly controversial behavioral advertising firm that teams up with ISPs to spy on your surfing habits and deliver targeted ads. The practice has raised a number of legal challenges and protests from users who were "tested on," without their knowledge. While Phorm has been found to be legal in the UK, its practices have still engendered widespread anger. Yet, the company seems particularly deaf to those concerns, and is talking about plans to expand internationally, despite the fact that similar schemes have run into legal troubles elsewhere. Perhaps before looking to expand internationally, Phorm should work on fixing its business model.
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Filed Under: behavioral ads, clickstream tracking
Companies: phorm


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jan 2009 @ 12:53am

    Check out how bad Phorm really is. Steve gives a great breakdown of it on Security now. Episode 153 http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

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