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Phorm-enting Rebellion

Recently the UK’s three major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) announced that they had signed agreements to sell the web browsing habits of their customers to a company called Phorm. The ISPs concerned were BT, TalkTalk (Carphone Warehouse) and Virgin Media. There didn’t seem to be any mention of this being an optional service. As a Virgin Media customer this caught my attention so I had a look round a few forums to see if there were others who were as concerned as I.

Oh yes. And then some. This wasn’t just a little IT story…
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