Last month there was a story floating around about how ISPs are making a lot of money selling off your clickstream data -- something they don't advertise, but which could have tremendous privacy implications. ISPs stayed pretty quiet following that and hoped the story would blow over -- but Broadband Reports points us to the news that the intrepid reporters over at Wired are calling up various ISPs to try to get a straight answer as to whether any of the big names are selling data on what you do online. So far, there seem to be an awful lot of "no comments" (or similar answers) on the list. While the ISPs seem to hope that this story will disappear, it has the makings of something that will come back to bite them in the future. Generally speaking, if ISPs are unwilling to admit to a reporter that they're selling customer data to third parties, that probably means they shouldn't be doing it...
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