Wired News, with help from some readers, attempted to get real answers from the largest United States-based ISPs about what information they gather on their customers' use of the internet, and how long they retain records like IP addresses, e-mail and real-time browsing activity. Most importantly, we asked what they require from law-enforcement agencies before coughing up the data, and whether they sell your data to marketers.You can read the report at Wired.
Only four of the eight largest ISPs responded to the 10-question survey, despite being contacted repeatedly over the course of two months. Some ISPs wouldn't talk to us, but gave answers to customers responding to a call for reader help on Wired's Threat Level blog..
Which ISPs spy on you?
Posted on Monday, Jun 04 2007 @ 08:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Wired investigated how much some of the largest U.S. internet service providers spy on you: