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Submission + - Covert BT Phorm Trial Report Leaked ( 5

stavros-59 writes: An internal BT report on the BT secret trials of Phorm (aka 121Media) Deep Packet Inspection has been revealed on Wikileaks today. The leaked document shows that during the covert trial a possible 18 million page requests were intercepted and injected with javascript and about 128 thousand charity ads were substituted with the Phorm Ad Network advertizements purchased by advertizers specifically for the covert trial period. Several ISPs are known to be using, or planning to use, DPI as a means of serving advertizing directly through Layer 7 interception at ISP level in the USA and Europe. NebuAd claim they are using DPI to enable their advertizing to reach 10% of USA internet users.
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Covert BT Phorm Trial Report Leaked

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  • just goes to show how devious BT and PHORM are, and why we are trying to stop this snooping / spying system being launched. BT refuse to revael / publushed any details of the legal advise they recieved to say the system was legal, and they refuse to reveal any information on the market research they say proves user want this spyware in return for anti-phishing which everyone has built into browser or security packages, they won't because it will show how the questions were loaded and how they selectively qu

    • It's really simple, they are going to launch these technologies, period. The only way to counter this is to launch technologies which counter it. It's not something which is won in the courts, as it's more like an arms race at this point between the hardcore internet users who don't want to give up their freedom, and the people who didn't even know what the internet was 5 years ago but who now want to control something they do not have the capability of understanding.

      It's fine that they want to monitor the
      • that is fine, encyption is good, BUT all the websites around the world would have to accept encrypted connections for this approach to work. what we are doing in the uk is to highlight what the ISP's are doing and actively encouraging users to migrate to ones which do not use or plan to use this sort of technology, the idea is if you can't kill the beast legally starve it to death but removing its revenue stream. this is already partly achieved as the UK ICO has said for the system to be legal under UK d

        • Just use encryption and an anonymous proxy system such as Tor. The main problem isn't that they monitor what websites we go to. The main problem is that they want to try and read out thoughts and access our files.

          There is a big difference between privacy in personal communication and privacy on websites.
          Most websites aren't supposed to be private but when you send an email to your buddy or an IM, that should be private.

          The problem with telling users to migrate is eventually the big ISP's will buy all the li

  • Deep Packet inspection is not new technology. It's been in development for years, while all of you hackers have sat back on your Linux boxes worrying about how to get Linux on the desktop and bring unix to the masses, all during this time, you've been slowly losing the arms race for internet freedom.

    So the choice is yours, either you build better software, or you watch the internet become as useless as a set-top internet tv.

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