We lost against Phorm

You probably already know that Phorm is a nasty, sneaky way for ISPs (including mine, Virgin) to voyeuristically peek into everything you do online. A while ago I (and 21,402 others) signed a petition to the Prime Minister asking him to prevent this gross invasion of privacy. Here is his full reply, but to save you reading it, here’s a precis: “Go stuff yourselves. Signed, Gordon.”

Update April 2015: it seems I spoke too soon. According to this site, the campaign against Phorm continued and was eventually successful in the UK. And here I read that Phorm has joined the living dead; still extant, but with a share price down from £35.00 to 10p.

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