The Week: BT drops Phorm technology

BT has dropped the controversial technology supplied by Phorm, which tracks the internet habits of its customers.

Last year, BT carried out a trial of Phorm's Webwise technology, which uses information about users' browsing habits to target them with relevant advertising. However, BT has said it is not proceeding with a roll-out of the technology, which is at the centre of an EC investigation, as it focuses on a £1.5 billion investment in super-fast broadband.