This is the list of companies that were testing tracking your traffic and giving you ads that are targeted to your surfing tendencies. Bresnan Communications LLC, Cable One Inc., CenturyTel Inc., Embarq Corp., Knology Inc. and WideOpenWest. These companies tested in all sorts of locations Billings & Kalispell, Montana (26,000 users), Anniston Alaska (14,000 users), Gardener, Kansas (26,000 users) Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan (330,000 users). There were other location tested without exact numbers of users in West Point, Columbus and Augusta, Georgia, Panama City, Florida, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama. Some of the companies informed their customers, the users were notified by email as well as postings on the company websites about the test. Theses people were given the chance to opt of the test. This was done by Bresnan Communications LLC, and CenturyTel Inc., These other companies took many different approaches to making aware, their customers that they are tracking their every move on the Internet. Embarq Corp and Knology Inc. changed the policy online to state what they were doing. WideOpenWest notified their customers but after the fact. Cable One Inc. did not tell anyone about anything as it called the practice “routinely conducted”. Everyday the tracking on the internet gets scarier, and more Orwellian. We here at tea512 strongly oppose this practice. It is one thing to ask for my name when I am buying something at a store, because they are asking me. This is intrusive and can be misinterpreted buy the different users on a certain PC.
BUT HOW CAN I FORGET YOU
OR TRY NOT TO REJECT YOU
WHEN WE BOTH KNOW IT TAKES TIME TO FORGIVE
Locomotive / W. Axl Rose (1991)