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Online Ad Company's Very Questionable Activities

Free Press and Public Knowledge have put out a report claiming that “NebuAd Wiretaps Consumers and Hijacks Web Sites.” Quote:

Consumers are having their Web browsing intercepted and Web sites are having their computer code altered by NebuAd, a company that provides targeted advertising for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), according to a technical investigation by Free Press and Public Knowledge.

This is remarkably sleazy behavior, if it’s happening the way the report suggests — and the technical ability of the researcher wins him high credibility.

If this is happening, and if it doesn’t violate some federal and/or state laws, then it’s long overdue for Congress to deal with it.

This kind of stuff gives digital media entrepreneurship a bad name.

2 Comments on “Online Ad Company's Very Questionable Activities”

  1. #1 Jon Garfunkel
    on Jun 24th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Update: a meeting with Reps. Markey and Barton encouraged Charter to halt the rollotu.

  2. #2 Jay Martin
    on Aug 4th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    What ever happened to these guys? Were they ever punished?