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2009-07-07 10:55:10

Shares in Internet tracking provider Phorm took a beating on Tuesday following an announcement by BT PLC on Monday that the UK-based telecom firm would not be using Phorm's advertising services. Shares in Phorm fell 40 percent just after BT's announcement was made on Monday. Shares fell 4.4 percent during morning trading on London's AIM Market at 270 pence, according to the Associated Press. "We continue to believe the interest-based advertising category offers major benefits for consumers...

2008-03-17 15:30:00

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, doesn't seem to like the road the internet seems to be headed down. He fears internet activity tracking by internet providers, and firmly believes in consumer protection from this seeming privacy violation. Several leading internet providers have revealed plans to use Phorm. Phorm's advertising system uses personal data and web habits to produce appropriately targeted advertising. The possibility of the integration of this company into...

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