dephormation #phorm

I was doing some site maintenance on this blog this morning and came across a widget that prevents phorm from detecting that users have visited this website. The authors have a website https://www.dephormation.org.uk/ which provides the most comprehensive source of information on the subject of phorm I have seen.  It contains quotes and videos from pretty […]

EU threatens to sue UK over Phorm

EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding has issued a statement threatening to sue the UK over their stance concerning behavioural advertising and Phorm.  I covered this last October – Ofcom was saying it was OK for ISPs to use Phorm provided they were transparent about it despite the fact that the EU was saying it was […]

Digital Britain Interim Report

The UK Government has today published Stephen Carter’s interim report on Digital Britain (see previous post). I am a big supporter of what the Government is trying to do here though it is such a huge task or set of tasks that it remains to be seen how successful they will be. The report is 80 […]

Ofcom And Behavioural Marketing

If you are a tecchie you will already know about Phorm and already have formed your own views. If you are not the whole storm may have passed you by. That Phorm storm however is still a blowin’ strong. Phorm is a system that allows an ISP to monitor the internet browsing behaviour of its customers […]