London, 15th April 2008
Five unedited videos are shown below. They were taken at the meeting organised by 80/20 Thinking entitled The Phorm system: a Town Hall dialogue and briefing on the evening of Tuesday April 15th 2008 at The Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG.
Phorm is the company behind the Webwise system which is being marketed as offering anti-phishing technologies as well as targeted advertising.
Simon Davies, annoucing the meeting in a posting on CableForum had encouraged attendees to bring cameras along thus:
"Following our email responses to some of you, I just wanted to confirm that we are looking to webcast the proceedings of the Phorm public meeting on Tuesday in London. We're hoping the technology at the theatre will allow this, but please do bring along vid cameras if you wish, just to be on the safe side."
I took Simon up on his offer and now offer this unedited footage here.
The speakers featured are: Simon Davies, Kent Ertegrul, Dr Richard Clayton and Alexander Hanff.
Simon Davies Introducing The Event And 80/20 Thinking's Role
Kent Ertegrul's Presentation
Dr Richard Clayton on The Problems With Phorm
Dr Richard Clayton's Q&A Session
Alexander Hanff On The Legal, Historical and Social Context of Phorm
No comments or judgements about the footage are made here, it is merely presented unedited.
You can learn more about Phorm and what some people consider to be its illegality and threat to your internet privacy in the online discussions in the links on the right hand side of this page.
I'll simply quote Sir Tim Berners-Lee in an interview with BBC News:
"It's mine [his internet browsing data], you can't have it."