Dec 112009
 December 11, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Online

Maria Dinzeo reports:

Internet service provider WideOpen West installed spyware on its broadband networks that “funneled all users’ Internet communications – inbound and outbound, in their entirety – to a third-party Internet advertisement-serving company, NebuAd,” a class action claims in Chicago Federal Court. “NebuAd and WOW used the intercepted communications to monitor and profile individual users, inject advertisements into the Web pages users visited, transmit code that caused undeletable tracking cookies to be installed on users’ computers, and forge the ‘return addresses’ of user communications so their tampering would escape the detection of users’ privacy and security controls,” the class claims.

Read more on Courthouse News. The case is Valentine v. WideOpen West, and a copy of the lawsuit can be found here.

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