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UK ISPs To Start Tracking Your Surfing To Serve You Ads

glesga_kiss Re:ISPUK apparently (238 comments)

does this not break privacy laws?

I think so! Under my understanding of the UK Data Protection Act (IANAL), this would have to be an opt-in scheme via a tick box on the contract. It used to be opt-out but this was changed.

Under the terms of the law an organization may not share personal data to another party without your consent. It's a pretty decent law, I don't know how the hell it got passed.

more than 6 years ago



Puzzling Wikipedia edits on wrestler's murder

glesga_kiss glesga_kiss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

glesga_kiss (596639) writes "An interesting article on wikinews points to edits of WWE Wrestler Chris Benoit's page on wikipedia suggesting foreknowledge of the murder. Edits from an IP in Connecticut, later followed by one from a wifi provider in Australia state that he cancelled an engagement due to the death of his wife. These were posted 13 hours prior to the polices discovery of the bodies after concerned family members asked the police to check up on him after erratic behaviour. A member of the Wikimedia Foundation has suggested that the IP address quite likely belongs to the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut."
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