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News Mobile directory downed by demand

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Jul 2009.

  1. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    I'm on the list:~ What I want to known is how my mobile number ended up on their database, I never give out my number, nor have I ever given permission (ticky box etc) for my number to be used for 'marketing purposes'. This ultimately means that one of the phone companies I have used, has sold my data without my express consent, though I'm sure that in their nebulous contractual legalese, they have covered themselves.
     
  2. iggy

    iggy Minimodder

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    just by having these details to begin with, without consent, is a breach of the data protection act anyway. why is this site still up?
     
  3. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    There are all sorts of data protection loopholes if a company legally 'acquires' a database of information. Probably the only legal requirement is that they give you the option to 'opt out' rather than 'opt in'.
     
  4. Syphon Filter

    Syphon Filter What's a Dremel?

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    Which is ****ing ******** if you ask me. These sorts of services should always be "opt-in".
     
  5. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Surely it is illegal for this site to be up and running. This is a joke and a blatant disregard for privacy rights.
     
  6. VirgilioAnderson

    VirgilioAnderson What's a Dremel?

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    Joe from 118 800:

    Your own CEO admitted on the BBC's Working Lunch 14/7 that this data was made live on the Internet without proper testing. How can the public feel assured that proper security measures have been taken to prevent any hacking into your servers, which contain thousands of confidential records from people who don't want to be on your database?

    Virgilio Anderson
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    The service is still buggered.

    If this is a launch supposed to inspire confidence than 118800 can do anything right... they're failing badly. Joe from 118800 - you need to get the method of delisting back working pronto.
     
  8. joe 118800

    joe 118800 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Joe from 118800.co.uk again

    Thank you for your follow up comments

    The website is currently unavailable while we improve the service we offer our customers. All ex-directory requests made prior to the 10th of July are being processed and we will be taking ex-directory requests again once the website is back up and running, which will be as soon as possible.

    You will be able to do this free of charge from the website or by calling us on a low charge number from the phone you wish to make ex-directory.

    We recommend you check whether you are in the directory first before taking the time to become ex-directory.

    118800 connect people that know each other, we don’t give out numbers to anyone.

    For more information please visit our website on http://www.118800.co.uk

    Or watch how the service works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNgLWB123JA

    118800 connect people that know each other, we don’t give out numbers.

    thanks,

    Joe
    118800
     
  9. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Fix your service so that people can make ex-directory requests. It's not good enough that it's been just as broken for the last two weeks as it was when it supposedly 'launched'.

    This utter and complete failure is a loud advertisement for your whole business - and it's a terrible one.

    It should not be up to us to 'check whether we're on the database' - unless permission was given, we shouldn't be on there in the first place.
     
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