Re: Virgin Media Phorm Webwise Adverts [Updated: See Post No. 1, 77, 102 & 797]
The trouble with Virgin Media is the same problem that seems to inflict Mr G Brown - Dithering. Both claim to listen, but both prove by their actions that reality and what goes inside their heads are worlds apart.
Take the bull by the horn VM and put a rudder on the rocking boat and sail to the land of common sense and leave the bad 'Phorm' behind. Their is absolutely no way that Virgin Media will come out more profitable if they hang around with Kentski boys.
VM are not just dealing with a rational and understandable dislike of Phorm. Phorm seem to be absolutely and unconditionally despised by most of their ever growing numbers of opponents. Whether it is because of reasons similar to myself that have had dealings with 121 Media (Phorm) and their invasive spyware on PC's and the general mistrust that goes with it, or whether the opposition have legal reasons why Phorm wire tapping stinks, the anti-Phorm campaign will never stop or go away. Until Phorm and their illegal Webwise product is defeated, any ISP associated with webwise will be seen as a social Pirahia by lots of its customers. If that is the ongoing publicity Virgin Media seek - you are very foolish. Nip this in the head now before your standing becomes a joke! Don't fall into the Microsoft trap. If you provide an operating system, don't provide addons that have nothing to do with that basic functionality. Vista is a clear example. (And all the EU fines :-)