i spotted this in another forum Some researchers from Princeton Univertsity have just published this research paper, (modification date of the pdf is 25th july 2015) noise.cs.princeton.edu/papers/2015/konte:sigcomm2015.pdf the first paragraph of the article says "Bulletproof hosting Autonomous Systems (ASes)—malicious AS's fully dedicated to supporting cybercrime which apparently —provide freedom and resources for a cyber-criminal to operate." phorm are included in the table of 41 "malicious AS's they collected from blogs" (see page 8, figure 6) under the table it says " Overall, we collected forty one known malicious ASes. We provide our list of ASes in Figure 6." They even gave Phorms correct AS number - AS48214, this AS network contains a number of phorms wbsites / domains a cut down list below, looks like they could do with some housekeeping OIX.PHORM.COM OPENINTERNETEXCHANGE.NET OIXPRE-LAB.NET BT.PHORM.COM WWW.PHORMLABS.COM STOPPHOULPLAY.COM WWW.YOUCANOPTOUT.COM OIXCRV-LAB.NET NS1.PHORM.COM SSLVPN.PHORM.COM BR.PHORM.COM If you don't like clicking on links you can find the paper by entering "aswatch An AS Reputation System" into your favourite search engine Interesting read I must say Question is why would a supposed reputable company like phorm / phluidmedia end up in a document like that? If it is incorrect no doubt phorm. / phluidmedia will be able to get it updated Will be interesting to see if it is updated or withdrawn but I suspect it was checked by a legal team before being published
31 Jul '15
questions about the US operation
the questions Are phorm / phluidmedia think about these questions in the context of NSA and privacy from an american point of view Still using DPI? Going to still use the Russian dev team? Does any of the US operations traffic like opt in/ out or cookie setting use any of phorms infrastructure in Russia or china? Do they honor do not track setting in browsers? Do you still have to maintain an opt out cookie to prevent phorm showing you personalised content? Have they got a proper network level opt-out yet, So many questions so few official answers
31 Jul '15
From what i have seen over the years, the sp appears to rise ( normally with good news like the promise of a new market) to try and reduce the dilution, then once the cash is in the bank the sp starts to slide again Seen the cycle repeated a number of times The apparently good news this time is departure of two board members, but so far it appears companies house in the UK etc don't seem to have received the same notifications as the markets the last time I looked, but then you have the web on phorm inc, and the branch companies in various countries which appear to have their own directors And what don't seem 100% clear to me is if the directors resigned from just phorm inc. Or all the branch companies as well
15 Jul '15
i will be interested to see where this goes now kent has been ousted when mr bigger got involved it seemed kents demise was a possibility when you look at his past those of us who have been vocal against phorm will watch and wait to see if the new board resolve any of the issues that have caused phorms issues with regulators in the past will phorm / phluid media be taken private? will it be delisted on AIM and registered on nasdaq? so many options now the board are in the US or could it be fattened up then asset stripped (in true venture capital style)?
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