summary: this brand of routers started randomly redirecting http requests to ad pages owned by the router company. company says it's "opt-out".
i can't even trust simple hardware anymore. i've always done my firewall with linux+shorewall, so i guess i'm "immune" to the extent i trust my software, but i'm scared of what (for example) my cable modem is reporting to the mothership. (of course, i'm sure the cable provider is already tracking every byte i download...)