Tags > filteringBy Andy Oram
April 19, 2009
Consider giving a donation to your local public library this week in honor of Judith Krug, whose death at the age of 69 was announced this morning. Krug defended libraries and the Internet from censorship, and advised librarians how to protect their patrons from government spying on their reading habits.By Andy Oram
February 11, 2009
I refer without comment to the alert Say No to Copyright Filtering in Broadband Stimulus, put out by the public-interest group Public Knowledge.
The wiretapping accusation against P2P and copyright filtering: evidence that we need more user/provider discussionBy Andy Oram
May 24, 2008
Celebrated law expert Paul Ohm suggests that cable companies and other ISPs might be breaking the federal wiretap law by doing deep packet inspection. But the same kinds of deep inspection that Ohm decries is also used for spam and virus filtering. On the other hand, I wonder whether web mail services such as Hotmail, Yahoo! and Google would be guilty of wiretapping if they check traffic. These dilemma suggest to me that the relationship between ISPs (or mail service providers) and customers has to change, and perhaps that the wiretap statute has to adapt.
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