Wednesday, June 13, 2007
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA
Link to original article at ars technica
There's a certain creepiness to having one of the country's largest IP networks doing deep packet inspection and monitoring, but consumers who value their privacy can always go somewhere else, right? Not necessarily. In addition to running a massive network of its own, AT&T runs a good chunk of the backbone infrastructure in the US. It's a rare bit of traffic that can make it to its destination without passing on to an AT&T-owned network. If the company deploys its anti-piracy technology to all data passing through its networks, AT&T's "solution" could affect most US Internet users.
It is frightening to see how lame regulators have allowed this ugly empire to re-infest the country/world.