US internet providers hijacking users' search queries
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Tue Aug 9 00:57:10 UTC 2011
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Oren Levin <lists at pinetree.net> wrote:
> 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.
interesting, one wonders if maybe amazon will 'do the right thing'
(much like they did with wikileaks?) and remove the account's access.
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