In the latest online poker industry move toward protecting recreational players, 888Poker has blocked data trackers SharkScope from site.
PokerStars forces data mining sites Sharkscope and Official Poker Rankings to require opt-in from Stars players; AIP bids for FS+G assets
Data mining site Poker Table Ratings has agreed to comply with PokerStars' demands that PTR remove Stars player profiles from the site.
What do poker pros think about hand history data mining?
People are starting to debate whether or not online poker players should be able to regularly change their screen names.