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Covert BT Phorm Trial Report Leaked 292

stavros-59 writes "An internal BT report on the BT secret trials of Phorm (aka 121Media) Deep Packet Inspection has been revealed on Wikileaks today. The leaked document shows that during the covert trial a possible 18 million page requests were intercepted and injected with JavaScript and about 128 thousand charity ads were substituted with the Phorm Ad Network advertisements purchased by advertisers specifically for the covert trial period. Several ISPs are known to be using, or planning to use, DPI as a means of serving advertising directly through Layer 7 interception at ISP level in the USA and Europe. NebuAd claim they are using DPI to enable their advertising to reach 10% of USA internet users." CT: nodpi has updated their page with a note that says that the charity ads were "purchased and not hijacked"- read there to see what the latest is.
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Covert BT Phorm Trial Report Leaked

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  • by Nursie ( 632944 ) on Thursday June 05, 2008 @11:31AM (#23668771)
    "Hi Jim, I just a bought a great new handheld console"
    "Oh yeah, what did you get"
    "A Sony Pzzzzzzzzzzzzzz^^^^^T Nintendo DS proudly sponsors this phonecall! Your pal loves Nintendo DS! bzzzzzt *click* so yeah you should totally get one so we can play against each other dude!"
  • by vux984 ( 928602 ) on Thursday June 05, 2008 @11:40AM (#23668927)
    What if the phone company inserted commercial adds when you were talking to someone on the phone?

    That's nothing. What if they intercepted and changed what was said:

    You say: Hey Jim, How are ya?
    He hears: Hey Jim, I wish I was eating a tasty Mars bar.

    He says: Ok.
    You hear: Ok.

    You say: Wanna go see a movie?
    He hears: Wanna go see Superbad, and get some popcorn?

    He says: Uh... sure.
    You hear: Uh... sure.

    You say: Cool see ya.
    He hears: Cool. Can you pick me up some Laramie cigarretes. They take me to flavor country!

    He says: Uh... say what?
    You hear: Uh... you too.

  • by saigon_from_europe ( 741782 ) on Thursday June 05, 2008 @11:54AM (#23669151)

    We don't (AFAIK) have a free signer with a widely distributed public certificate at present.

    I've heard that BT is willing to do that for free...

  • Re:Ouch (Score:3, Funny)

    by XenoPhage ( 242134 ) on Thursday June 05, 2008 @01:16PM (#23670463) Homepage

    Something tells me that if I did the same thing with a billboard - charging customers for me to go out and paste their adverts over the top of paid for adverts at night - Clear Channel would quite quickly be attempting to sue me.
    What an awesome idea. I'm going to develop glasses and windshields that identify billboards and replace them with ads chosen by the car and glasses manufacturers.. I'll make millions!

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