Shaw Cable is a Canadian internet service provider. They recently changed their web site.
Blocking Shaw stalkers denies access to users personal account, and online services.
Services denied are:
- adding/editing/deleting services
- accessing billing information and payment gateway
- access to webmail
- access to support forum (customers helping customers)
- internet, TV, and phone controls
For some semblance of privacy my Chrome anti-stalkers are:
- uBlock Origin 1.21.6 (blocked 16 stalkers)
- Privacy Badger 2019.7.1 (blocked 8 stalkers)
- Google analytics IBA Optout
- Google analytics Opt-out Add-on.
- HTML5 autoplay 0.6.2 (autoplay enabled)
To access one’s account, we go to my.shaw.ca and login. However, now I get their Sorry - something went wrong… yadda yadda and to try later, again, or contact support. Support is a wall of text that eventually, coyly provides a link to contact them.
I did call and was told to disable my anti-stalkers. The stalkers Shaw used, those that were caught and blocked were:
~ Opening support page adds 12 new stalkers and 4 network attempts. (#my.shaw / #support)
(note: had to put a space in stalker id’s below because this forum THINKS they are links)
- cdn .appdynamics.com
- cdn -pci.optimizely.com
- cdn .contentful.com
- lptag .liveperson.net
- After many calls, it boiled down to being told to drop the blockers or go to another ISP.
- Told to not use a email client (Thunderbird) address for logging in and to set up a new account using Gmail
- clear cache
Shaw customers must allow Shaw Cable to stalk the customer or give up access.
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner office web site aims to protect the ISP, not the customer.
- Should ISPs be permitted to withhold customer access if customer refuses to allow stalkers on the customers devices?
- Is there a way to fudge or pretend that Shaw has access to our private internet travels, yet still keep our privacy?
- The same is happening in the U.S. but on a larger scale - why is it being allowed?
p.s. A recent study has shown that 90% of people fail to read the entire post.