Phorm: Privacy Pirate and Proud

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:36 | Filed in Life, Media, Public Sector, Standards, Web

If wanting to encourage people and websites to opt out of Phorm, if wanting to stop any and every incidence of business intercepting my traffic across the internet in order to make money means that I am a ‘privacy pirate’ (see previous post), then it’s a label I am delighted to wear.

privacy pirate

Conditions for re-use:

  • If you work for, represent, or have any other affiliation with Phorm, permission is not granted to use this image. Any usage of this image will be treated as a breach of copyright.
  • If you have no affiliation with Phorm, but have been identified (or wish to self-identify) as one of the ‘privacy pirates’ Phorm are critical of, permission is granted to use the image. However I would ask you take your own copy, rather than hotlinking to this one.

The original basis for this image is File:Piratey on Wikipedia, by J.J. McCullough. It was released into the public domain, so anyone wishing to make their own versions of that image are welcome to do so, and is probably likely to do a better job than me, particularly as I was only willing to spend a couple of minutes on this…

Oh, and in related news, Wandsworth are the first UK council that I am aware of to have opted out of Phorm. Come on, other councils, let’s be having you…

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3 Comments to Phorm: Privacy Pirate and Proud

  1. Gary Miller says:

    April 29th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Great image - copied and used accordingly! Couldn’t you have the pirate holding the bloody, severed head of someone at the top of the organisation? Mind you, they’d have to expose themselves to public scrutiny first, wouldn’t they?

  2. Philj says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I am the person who sent the Freedom of Information reply from the Home Office to Baroness Miller at the House of Lords. The replies highlighted the collusion between the HO and Phorm in the preperation of the HO statement regarding the compliance of Phorm’s system. Basically, Here’s our statement does it suit you, if not send it back an we will amend it.

    As Baroness Miller commented “Anything the Home Office say about Phorm is now tainted”.

    I have not received ANY reply from ANY government department confirming Phorm’s claim that they have been declared ‘compliant’ by the government.

    My thanks to the members of Nodpi for their help and encouragement and for the hard work they had done on this long before I joined them.

    Aaaaaarrrrr! Privacy Pirate and Proud.

  3. Chris Hunt says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Arrr… tis a battle royal between us privacy pirates and Phorm’s nosey ninjas. Who will win I wonder?

    Up and at ‘em me hearties

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