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Some ISP providers scanning e mails for targeted advertising

Gel
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Some ISP providers scanning e mails for targeted advertising

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Some ISP providers scanning e mails for targeted advertising

no its completely the opposite.
there is a horror called Phorm, subject of a very long thread elsewhere, that BT Broadband is starting, dont confuse  that with us, we belong to BT Retail and get a line servive from BT Wholesale,  Confusing, but should be treated as different companies
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Re: Some ISP providers scanning e mails for targeted advertising

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Advanced computer techniques allow email providers to discover subjects which interest their customers by automatically scanning email messages for key words and phrases.
Words typed into search engines may also be monitored. The process allows internet companies to tailor advertising to the interests of each individual user, but it has led to allegations of breach of privacy and even a police investigation.

That will be google then!
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Re: Some ISP providers scanning e mails for targeted advertising

PUG Moderator's Note
As per earlier replies the technology referred to in the Telegraph article is not IronPort spam and virus filtering.
For reference the thread on Phorm is here.
Following further discussion with the Community Mods this thread has been moved to Web and Internet to allow further discussion of the matters raised if required.
David (spraxyt)
Edit: to provide reference to the Phorm topic and cover the thread being moved.
David