Cisco/Linksys now records your web history and can sell them to 3rd parties.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by gladoscc, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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  2. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this is annoying.

    I'm surprised this hasn't generated the *****torm that the smartphone tracking did.
     
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  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I wonder if their original Terms of Service allows them to make changes with impunity? :confused:

    Otherwise, a ****-storm should be the result. :mad:
     
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    From what I've read, the older TOS only appeared (and asked for agreement) if you used the included install CD. Most technologically-minded people would've gone straight to 192.168.1.1 and not even touched the CD.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Ah, so if they can track those CD users, they have game. ;)

    But, for the others, was an agreement required before installing?

    That, as they say, is The Question Man.

    (Sorry for the very small pic of The Question Man, staring a late, great pioneer of late-night television, Steve Allen.)
     

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  8. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    According to this Bloomberg article, Cisco is back-pedaling from this.

    Bloomberg Article
     
  9. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Great - either Cisco is just plain incompetent, or they're lying thieves.

    Having dealt with Cisco on a corporate level, it's really hard to tell. Maybe they're both...
     
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    Likewise. Cisco default firmware is crap anyways.
     

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