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Resource ID: #19622
Subject: Computers
Source: News (Ann Arbor
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Date: Jan. 4

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An investigation by the Ann Arbor News revealed that Internet service provider Comcast was using "spyware" to capture the sites customers visited. The Philadelphia-based company said it was only using that information to improve their service by storeing the most popular sites on the Internet. "But the lengthy privacy statement that customers must sign clearly showed the company had the right to share (customers) online habits with third parties, such as marketing organizations," despite Comcasts assertions that it wouldn't use that information to selectively advertise to Web users.

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