Charter Chops Off Plan To Track and Sell Surfing Data

6/25/08Follow @gthuang

Charter Communications, the St. Louis, MO-based cable and Internet service provider (of which Paul Allen is the chairman and largest stockholder), announced that it is indefinitely halting its plan to monitor users’ surfing habits. The idea was to partner with advertising companies to deliver targeted ads, but it has drawn privacy concerns from customers and Congress.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at Follow @gthuang