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Don't Tap My Phone, Don't Tap My Internet

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9/30/2008

Let's make this really simple: You have a phone, and I want to tap it without your knowledge to find out what your buying habits are and sell the information to advertisers. That's not legal, period.

Suppose you say, "OK, you can tap my phone." You "opt in." Does that make it legal?

That’s the question we're really asking when we talk about ISPs using deep packet inspection (DPI). We know the answer for telephones, and I think we know the answer for the Internet.

Read the rest at Internet Evolution.

— Tom Nolle, software engineer and founder of CIMI Corp.

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