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TalkTalk stalks clients' movements through the web

A story that surfaced in TalkTalk forums a while back, and more recently in the Phoenix Broadband Advisory Community and the No DPI forums has now come to the attention of The Register (TalkTalk turns StalkStalk to build malware blocker). … Continue reading →

Phorm issues shares to raise cash

The much-disliked company Phorm, who develop probably illegal systems for probing web traffic using deep packet inspection with a view to selling on internet users’ browsing habits, have been hitting rocky times lately.  With no commercial partners currently working with… Continue reading →

The Times website requires registration – web traffic drops

One of the more irritating things about the internet is the apparent inability of the “old media” to “get it”.  Rupert Murdoch’s recently started to implement a program of changes to his News International newspaper websites.  I noticed the other… Continue reading →

Firefox Ghostery plug-in causing grief?

I’ve been using the Firefox plug-in Ghostery for some time now to prevent web-tracking scripts, except when there was a buggy release that prevented Firefox from closing down cleanly.  I just upgraded Ubuntu GNU/Linux to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), and as… Continue reading →

Microsoft to contribute to Joomla. Oh no.

Via The Register, I came across a link to a blog article (Microsoft Contributing More to OSS | Josh Holmes) enthusing about a move by Microsoft permitting its employees to contribute to the open source CMS Joomla!. [Edit: Josh Holmes… Continue reading →

WordPress Integration for Joomla! 1.5

Well, here we go!  Another website reorganisation – these re-jigs seem to happen every couple of years.  This time, I’ve taken the plunge and decided to switch from Azrul’s MyBlog (and its counterpart commenting system jomComment) to corePHP’s WordPress Integration… Continue reading →

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