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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Phorm

Do you know what 'Phorm' is?

No?

Well you soon will. Phorm is a software system that will match the websites you browse with targeted online advertising, or fucking SPAM as we all know it better as. I apologise for swearing, but I'm fucking more than a little ticked off, and ANGER + KEYBOARD = PROFANITY. If you're on BT, Talk Talk, or Virgin Media, then expect to be swearing a lot more in future after it's rolled out.
This is like your postman opening all your mail, reading it, sealing it back up, posting it back through your letterbox along with more fucking junk mail that you didn't fucking want in the first place, then promising not to remember anything that he saw!

Personally, my postman is a shambling wreck of a man who I've complained about twice in the past. I'm pretty sure he doesn't know if its New Year or New York.

Arthur C. Clarke would not approve.

13 comments:

Steve said...
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Steve said...

Great that's all I need: phorm porn.

I may invite all my friends to send me emails with "Richard Branson is a cunt" as the body text... wonder what phorm I'd get as a consequence?

Inchy said...

Not signing up to be a passenger on Virgin Galactic then, Steve?

Ron, apparently said...

That shit annoys the hell out of me too, mate. They have no fucking right to go trawling through the shit I write unless I publish it, then it's fair game, but otherwise, fuck off and leave my crap alone, I say.

Inchy said...

Good call Ronster. I've had Virgin Media as my ISP for nearly 10 years now in their various incarnations, but if they don't make this shit an opt-out system then I'm offski.

zen wizard said...

It sounds pretty bizarre and Orwellian.

Steve said...

The only way I'd fly Virgin Galactic is with somee semtex in my shoe...

Inchy said...

If Phorm is already active, I'd just like it to be known that I do NOT share the views of the fundamentalist known only by the code name of 'Steve'.

I love Richard Branson, I really do.

Go Virgin! Go Virgin! etc etc

Paul said...

Help me understand the Arthur C. Clarke reference? Is your mailbox a big monolith? Are you the Star Child? Little help . . .

Inchy said...

I don't think this is how he would approve of technology being used. Thought it was fairly obvious myself.

Jimmy said...

It gives Spam a bad name, I'm all for spam but in the tinned meat sense or spam fritters and chips from my local chippie. On a serious note I am at all happy to think my ISP will be tailoring adverts to suit my 'tastes' - the missus won't like it!
"It's the future Jim but not as we'd like it."

Steve said...

Guantanamo Bay sounds like a great place for a holiday...

Jaggy said...

If you're with BT, then you could have already been a guinea pig. It's real and it's happening, although BT might be in hot water over it as it's ever so slightly illegal.

http://tinyurl.com/yv4f93