NEWS - April 10, 2012
by Carol~ - 4/10/12 7:43 AM
Hotels using 'web experience manipulation' to serve ads over free WiFi
Hotel's that offer free WiFi access generally get a thumbs-up from most travelers in that regard but it turns out that your destination could actually be making money from you while you are on their network.
During a recent stay at the Courtyard Marriot in Midtown Manhattan, web designer Justin Watt noticed something unusual when visiting his blog. At the top of the page was a strange dark colored bar that shouldn't have been there. Watt said he wouldn't have thought much of it except that his site had recently been hacked so he immediately decided to view the source.
Update: After this report become widespread during the weekend, Marriott responded on Monday saying it's stopping the use of the ad plug-in platform on two of its hotels where they were "not aware of the ad-serving practice."
Continued : http://www.techspot.com/news/48103-hotels-using-web-experience-manipulation-to-serve-ads-over-free-wifi.html
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