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Canadian ISP tests putting content into Google homepage

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, December 10, 2007
13 years ago3,531 views

According to Wired blog story

"a screen shot posted to the web over the weekend seems to show that Canada's largest provider of high-speed internet access is exploring a controversial data substitution technique that lets it add its own content to the webpages customers visit."

A picture taken from Lauren Weinstein's blog and more information available at
blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007 ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hmmm, that would bug the crap out of me if all of my sites were loaded in a framed page just so my ISP can let me know something they could have emailed me about.

Side note – Does Google.ca content show up on the Google.com address if your IP is from Canada? The screenshot in that blog post had the main Google.com domain name but all of the content in the window was for Google.ca.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Some days ago my ISP blocked out every HTTP query because they upgraded our connection speed and wanted to get my email to send me more information.
It was at work, but if that happens here at home, I'll end my contract with the company.
I hate invasive, unwanted and unsolicited advertising!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Yahoo! On Google Canada With Rodgers" – Tony]


lauren.vortex.com/rogers-googl ...



[ lauren.vortex.com/archive/0003 ... | Via mattcutts.com/blog/confirmed-i ...]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Seth Finkelstein says a similar "feature" has been around for some years now: sethf.com/infothought/blog/arc ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why just to Google homepage – it's the default home page of Firefox but according to screenshot Lauren (the blogger mentioned) uses Safari.

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