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NebuAd suspends Web-monitoring plans

Secretive start-up reportedly puts on hold controversial plans to display ads based on the monitoring of Web activity.

By September 3, 2008


Embarq pressured by politicians over NebuAd

Three House members who have questioned the concept of Web monitoring to display relevant ads are questioning DSL provider Embarq. Their concern: Why not require customers to opt in?

By July 25, 2008


NebuAd grilled over hot coals in Congress on privacy

Start-up engaging in deep packet inspection to deliver relevant advertisements faces hostile questioning by politicians who demand an opt-in standard instead of NebuAd's current procedures.

By July 17, 2008


Senators fail to agree on privacy approach

During marathon hearing, politicians worry about everything from Facebook to peer-to-peer software, spam, NebuAd, cancer patients, and advertising, with no consensus on what to do next.

By July 28, 2010


Senate questions privacy impact of Web monitoring for ads

The practice of targeting ads by monitoring broadband customers' Web surfing is drawing fire on Capitol Hill. But NebuAd says what it's doing is entirely legal.

By July 9, 2008


Web monitoring for ads? It may be illegal

NebuAd and other companies have been offering broadband providers a way to monitor customers and display relevant ads. But the legality of it is anything but settled.

By May 19, 2008