Feb 082010
 
 February 8, 2010  Court, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Tracey Dalzell Walsh reports that Cable One, whose homepage logo says “Watch us make you smile,” is being sued for allegedly watching its customers without their consent:

A federal class action accuses Internet provider Cable One of “interception and eavesdropping” by installing devices in its broadband network so that NebuAd, an Internet ad company, could place targeted ads in Web sites visited by Cable One customers.

Samuel Green claims Cable One installed the devices for several months and was paid a “price per customer, per month” by NebuAd. The online ad company used the information to “monitor and profile” users and then place the ads on Web sites, according to the federal complaint.

Read more on Courthouse News. A copy of the complaint can be found here.

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