Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the world wide web, appeared in a video interview with Telegraph TV talking about the need to stop snoopers on the net. An alternative direct link.

He has also written some excellent notes on the issue of DPI and web snooping.


BT's leaked report into the covert 2006 trials makes interesting reading.

18,000 customers in Reading were profiled in secret. The plan alludes to the next stage of trials profiling 300,000 people.

The report reveals that BT bought a charity advertising campaign for SOS Childrens Villages, Oxfam, and Make Trade Fair. They then replaced the charity ads covertly with promotions for Weight Watchers, PetPlan insurance, credit cards, loans and air travel.


The unofficial videos of the Town Hall meeting are available from Toby Meres.

The official video of the event was never published, despite assurances by Simon Davies of 80/20thinking; "I just wanted to confirm that we are looking to webcast the proceedings of the Phorm public meeting", and on the 80/20thinking web site "The entire event will be placed unedited on the Web shortly".

He later apologised, but did not explain why the videos were concealed.


Alexander Hanff's interview on BBC Click is available here.


The Channel 4 interview with Emma Sanderson will leave you speechless.


Likewise the BBC interview with Emma Sanderson.


Steve Gibson's analysis of Phorm on Twit.Tv was entertaining.

Also available from GRC.


Alex's audio interview with Steve Gibson on Twit.Tv is also enjoyable.

Also available from GRC.


Dr Richard Clayton of the FIPR/ORG has published a technical analysis; 'The Phorm Webwise System'

Dr Clayton was forced to rewrite it time and time again as Phorm recalled the details of how their insidious technology worked.


Nicholas Bohm, General Counsel of the FIPR, has published a paper on the intellectual property/copyright issues which arise; Profiling Web Users – Some Intellectual Property Problems


FIPR also published a legal analysis, which highlighted concerns about illegal interception without consent, fraud, unlawful processing of sensitive personal data, and civil wrongs.  

Julia Ceasar's report on BBC News, includes a brief comment by Nicholas Bohm.