US internet providers hijacking users' search queries

Oren Levin lists at pinetree.net
Mon Aug 8 18:57:05 CDT 2011


On 8/7/11 12:10 PM, Joe Provo wrote:
> This is finally something new, and I retract my assertion that the new 
> scientist got it wrong. Drilling through to actual evidence and 
> details, rather than descriptions which match previous behavior, we 
> have both 
> http://www.usenix.org/event/leet11/tech/full_papers/Zhang.pdf (a 
> little indirect with 'example.com', etc) and 
> http://www.payne.org/index.php/Frontier_Search_Hijacking (with actual 
> domains) provide detail on the matter. Cheers! Joe 
I noticed that the payne.org link calls out the insertion of an Amazon 
affiliate code. Section 7 of the Amazon affiliate agreement 
(https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement) appears 
to explicitly prohibit payment for this type of traffic.

Oren




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