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Friday, 10 July 2009

Comcast using unethical tactics to force crapvertising on users

First Verisign, then lord knows who else, and now Comcast it seems, want to force advertising on their users, using tactics that are unethical at best, and blackhat at worst. Worse still, as Randy describes, they're making users that want to opt-out jump through hoops, instead of going the ethical route of opt-in.

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If you aren't already, switch your Comcast (and any others, for those of you not with Comcast) DNS servers to OpenDNS;

Yes OpenDNS also redirect 404's, but the difference is, they're up front about it, and you can turn it off with the unticking of a box (they're also not charging you for using their services).

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