Identifying Info. Posted by Time Warner (Road Runner)

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I'm on a cable internet connection via Time Warner (Road Runner). What I find frustrating is that I can see the state I'm located in, and my ISP, simply by looking at my website stats (visitor logs). My geographical location shows up in my website stats as "state.res.rr.com" where "state" is the state I'm located in, and "res" means residential services (as opposed to a business cable/DSL account). I am a huge privacy advocate, and I do not like the fact that Time Warner displays this information. Any way to get rid of this identifying information?

Also, when I'm using a certain free webmail account (Hotmail) I often see personal ads with the name of my city embedded in the headline. For example, "Find sexy singles in Cityville," where "Cityville" is the name of the city I live in. How are the advertisers getting the name of the city I'm located in? Any way to block this? I don't like giving advertisers more information than is absolutely necessary!

P.S. I did NOT give Hotmail the correct city or state when I signed up for the free webmail account seven years ago. So, there's no way the advertisers are pulling my city from any information that I personally submitted.
 
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