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Friday, March 16, 2007

Another Reason to be Your Own ISP

From "Your ISP may be selling your web clicks"
By Jeremy Reimer | Published: March 15, 2007 - 07:56PM CT:

"David Cancel, the CTO of the web market research firm Compete Incorporated, raised eyebrows at the Open Data 2007 Conference in New York when he revealed that many Internet service providers sell the clickstream data of their users. Clickstream data includes every web site visited by each user and in which order they were clicked."

Unreal-- ISPs are getting as bad as the credit card companies that sell your transaction history data to marketers. There's something to be said for the DIY ISP... we can chose not to be part of these schemes.

Link to Story at ArsTechnica


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