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2008-09-01 09:30:00

Each of the telephone and cable companies that had been working with NebuAd Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that was tracking subscribers' personal Web surfing habits, have indefinitely suspended expansion plans. The move is most likely the result of Congress' current consideration to take action and tighten federal oversight. Each of NebuAd's potential partners, the Internet service providers, failed to make the case that they should be in the ad business at all, rather than simply being the...

2008-09-01 09:00:02

By Anick Jesdanun Associated Press NEW YORK -- It sounded like a winning proposition -- free money - - for Internet access providers. By tracking their subscribers' personal Web surfing habits, they could help deliver ads targeted to the consumers' interests, and claim a share of the burgeoning online advertising market dominated by Internet search companies. But those efforts to sniff out consumers' interests are running into the ditch. A slow-building privacy storm moved in on NebuAd...

2008-07-07 09:00:27

MILPITAS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced it has entered into a contract to provide service assurance test solutions to The Carphone Warehouse Networks (CPWN), one of the largest and most advanced telecom networks in the UK, and a wholly-owned division of the fixed line and broadband business of The Carphone Warehouse (CPW) Group plc. The JDSU service assurance system, NetComplete, will support the design, implementation and management of the Next Generation...

2008-06-27 06:02:31

By Walmsley, Andrew From Whitehall's loss of CDs containing the child benefit records of 25m citizens, to the hacking of customer databases, every week seems to bring another story of incompetence or criminality in the data world. Everywhere we go, we leave a data cloud behind us. From shopping habits to Tube journeys, little bits of information track our behaviour, while an estimated 4.2m cameras watch our indiscretions. When we move online, we bask in the assumed privacy it brings us....

2008-06-20 09:00:12

By Sarah Arnott The first live trial of the controversial Phorm internet advertising system is expected to start imminently with the participation of up to 10,000 BT broadband customers. The technology, to be launched by BT as "Webwise", allows sites to run ads based on individuals' surfing history rather than the content of the page being viewed. If successful, its unprecedented precision in tailoring commercial content to its audience could turn the standard advertising model on its...

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2008-04-04 05:18:36

One of Britain's largest Internet Service Providers have refused to disconnect users who ignore requests to stop sharing music, telling the music industry it's not their job to police the internet.The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the trade body for UK music, asked ISPs to disconnect so-called "Ëœinternet music pirates' who refuse to stop sharing files.But Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse, which runs the TalkTalk broadband service, is refusing to comply with their...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.