Amazon Blocks Phorm Scans

Posted: Apr 15 2009, 6:41am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:52pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

Coming shortly on the heels of the announcement that BT is under investigation for using Phorm to target ads at its customers viewing habits, Amazon.com has announced that it is now blocking Phorm from scanning its listing.

Amazon UK released a statement saying, "We have contacted Webwise requesting that we opt-out for all of our domains." Clearly, Amazon wants no part of the brewing legal spat that BT started.

Phorm says that the opt-out feature is there for any publisher to contact it and request to not be scanned. Phorm officials say that they do not comment on individual cases. The Open Right Group says that it expects more sites to block Phorm in the near future.

Via BBC News

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus