- 17 Mar 08, 13:57 GMT
The controversy over BT, Talk Talk and Virgin's plans to introduce technology by US firm Phorm which monitors web behaviour of users in order to target adverts shows no sign of diminishing.
More than 5,300 people have now signed the Downing Street e-petition, expressing their concern about the technology.
Tim Berners-Lee, the architect of the web, has even contributed his opinion; although he was speaking about such systems in general, rather than this system in particular.
Privacy advocates have been pouring over every detail of these plans, and asking very particular questions about how the technology works, and debating wider issues about the nature of privacy and personal data.
A lot of the debate and analysis is taking place in the mailing lists of UK Crypto discussion group.
The Register has also done a thorough job and has turned up some strong news lines, the most recent of which is BT's admission that it conducted a technical trial last year without the knowledge of customers.
The Register suggests BT "mis-led" customers last year about its involvement with Phorm.
If true, this may damage people's trust in BT but really has no impact on the technology and how it works.
We've had a fair sprinkling of e-mails about Phorm in the last few weeks. Some of them have urged us to almost take sides on this story, which of course we can't do.
We have to be balanced to both sides. Yes, we have a duty to readers to get to the heart of the story, but we can't assume guilt, or foul play etc.
There's also a question of detail - how much is too much for a mainstream audience? I think we've covered the key points very well, and the main issues. But you may have another view.
We are still following this story - as the Tim Berners-Lee news I hope shows.
And there are still unresolved questions that we are chasing answers on:
Will BT and Virgin make Phorm opt in or opt out?
Do website owners need to give their permission for their pages to be "trawled" by Phorm's Profiler?
If there are other questions you have, please let me know.
UPDATE: BT have contacted the BBC to ask us to change a reference in this blog in which we quote The Register's story. We have changed it only because the sentence was quoting the Register's headline, which the site itself had changed.
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