[LINK] nick off Phorm

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jul 8 00:34:55 AEST 2009

Richard writes,

> > With luck, Phorm will go broke. They developed deep packet inspection.
> Eeek ... DPI is pretty ancient, much older than Phorm. It popped up as
> a jargon de jure in the late 90s or early in the decade among firewall
> vendors. But I would certainly hope that the business of mass user-
> snooping fails. RC

Thanks, Richard. Should've written "are developing" .. also regarding DPI
there's a few self-help sites available .. for eg ..

1. "Using SSH to create a secure SOCKS proxy tunnel"


2. And, "HOWTO: Secure Firefox and IM with PuTTY"


> > "Phorm stranded as BT and Carphone pull plug on online ‘spying’
> > technology"  by Elizabeth Judge 'The Times' July 7, 2009
> > 
> >
> > The future of Phorm, the developer of controversial internet "spying"
> > technology (deep packet inspection) looked increasingly uncertain last
> > night after Carphone Warehouse joined the list of big-name clients
> > shunning the service.
> >
> > Shares in Phorm slid 40 per cent yesterday after BT pulled plans to 
> > use the service, which tracks internet users and sends specially
> > tailored advertisements to their screens based on their personal
> > tastes. The decision followed a barrage of attacks from privacy groups

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