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Phorm, the Deep Packet Inspection Ad-Injector Company, Ceases Trading 31

Reader mccalli writes: Phorm, a controversial UK deep-packet inspection/ad-injection company discussed on Slashdot many times before, has ceased trading today. Phorm was controversial for, among other things, editing and approving UK government advice on privacy, offering hospitality to the police prior to a decision over prosecution, and being the subject of an EU investigation for its practices and close relationship with the then UK government. The Register has a more editorialized version of the news, but it is fair to say that Phorm will not be mourned by fans of internet privacy.
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Phorm, the Deep Packet Inspection Ad-Injector Company, Ceases Trading

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Phorm tried to screw with the Internet, and the net screwed back. Die, you gravy-sucking pigs.

  • Sorry I had to.

  • Funny (Score:4, Interesting)

    by GeekWithAKnife ( 2717871 ) on Friday April 15, 2016 @11:27AM (#51915369)

    No one could figure out how they are making money and by that I mean turning a profit.

    Turns out neither did they.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    It is not as if there is no demand for products and services like theirs. On the contrary. Likely this just means that someone else is doing a better job at it.

  • Ph0rm, the Deep Packet Inspection Ad-Injector Company, strats Trading

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