Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Amazon, LiveJournal, mySociety and Netmums, to Block Phorm’s Webwise

Open Rights Group is reporting that the controversial spyware like program by BT will be blocked out by websites like Amazon, LiveJournal, mySociety and Netmums from scanning their sites. The program intrudes into your web surfing purporting to be a nanny;
".. makes the ads that are normally shown on participating websites more relevant by anonymously matching them to your interests. It does this by replacing generic ads with ones which may be of more interest to you based on the web sites you visit and the things you search for."
Make sure “Webwise”/”Phorm” spyware system does not scan pages on your site and if Phorm is installed on your computer by visiting this link.
Open Rights Group

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