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U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping

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Deep packet inspection standard adopted despite Germany's warning that it will "empower" censorship. Other uses: detecting BitTorrent transfers and identifying "copyright protected audio content."...
U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping

Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

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While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks – we all like a good public fight don’t we?), it’s worth recalling that the furore was kicked off by a fairly pertinent point. To...
Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

Procera Networks Buys Vineyard Networks For $28M To Beef Up Its Deep Packet Inspection Capabilities

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Some consolidation in the world of network traffic management — and specifically services involving the data-filtering process of deep-packet inspection. Procera Networks, the publicly-traded Fremont, CA-based provider of policy enforcement services to carriers, is buying Vineyard Networks, a Canada-based specialist in deep-packet inspection, for 28 million Canadian dollars, C$15.4 million...
Procera Networks Buys Vineyard Networks For $28M To Beef Up Its Deep Packet Inspection Capabilities
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Deep packet inspection device purged of flaw that threatened TOR users

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Cyberoam, a maker of appliances designed to secure sensitive networks, said it has issued an update to fix a flaw that could be used to intercept communications sent over the TOR anonymity network. Cyberoam issued the hotfix on Monday to a variety of its unified threat management tools. The devices,...
Deep packet inspection device purged of flaw that threatened TOR users
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Stat Shot: Google’s Growing Infrastructure Advantage

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Google’s content comprises between 6 and 10 percent of global Internet traffic, making its internal network one of the top three ISPs in the world, according to Arbor Networks. The maker of deep packet inspection equipment, which runs a survey of international ISPs, detailed Google’s traffic in a blog post...
Stat Shot: Google’s Growing Infrastructure Advantage
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Netherlands first country to pass net neutrality law

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The government of the Netherlands has become the first European country to pass a net neutrality law. The legal precedent prevents internet service providers from traffic management except in the cases of congestion and network security, and also includes restrictions on ISPs performing deep packet inspection and other similar wiretapping...
Netherlands first country to pass net neutrality law

Citrix Acquires Mobile Data & Video Optimization Firm Bytemobile

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Citrix announced this morning that it’s acquiring mobile traffic optimization company  Bytemobile - a move which Citrix says will allow it to enter the mobile and video market with access to the infrastructure of 130 mobile operators in 60 countries worldwide. Combined, the two companies will offer the mobile operators solutions...
Citrix Acquires Mobile Data & Video Optimization Firm Bytemobile

Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services

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The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized the use of Skype and other VoIP services like Google Talk. Using VoIP services is now punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This law actually passed last month, but mostly went unnoticed outside of the country. Ethiopian authorities argue that...
Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services
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Phorm Pops Up Again, This Time in Brazil

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Phorm, the controversial startup that delivers targeted ads based on a person’s web surfing, has signed deals with five Internet Service Providers in Brazil. After customer and regulatory outrage in the UK over the idea that ISPs would monitor a person’s web surfing habits through deep packet inspection in order...
Phorm Pops Up Again, This Time in Brazil

Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

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May 8th, 2012 is a day to celebrate in The Netherlands as it becomes the first country in Europe to protect its citizens by enshrining net neutrality into law. The Netherlands is also implementing privacy protections for users against wiretapping and disconnection by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which will...
Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

Blue Coat to acquire Solera and sweeten network-security story as cyberattacks continue

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There’s been lots of investor interest recently in backing startups focused on making IT more secure, at least in part because of the barrage of news of cyberattacks against government agencies and companies, including a defense contractor. Now comes more security investment activity. Blue Coat Systems, a vendor of network...
Blue Coat to acquire Solera and sweeten network-security story as cyberattacks continue

ITU: Not Even Good At Not Being Transparent, Accidentally Releases Deep Packet Inspection Standard

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Earlier this week, we wrote about how the ITU had secretly approved a standard for deep packet inspection behind closed doors. This was troubling on a number of different levels, including the idea that they're even trying to standardize such a thing, and that they're doing so in secret. However,...
ITU: Not Even Good At Not Being Transparent, Accidentally Releases Deep Packet Inspection Standard

Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators

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Desktop virtualization and cloud computing vendor Citrix Systems is expanding into the mobile infrastructure market, announcing on Thursday it plans to acquire mobile traffic optimization company Bytemobile. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but they expect it to close in the third quarter. Bytemobile has two core...
Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators

U.N. body adopts Internet eavesdropping techniques

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Deep packet inspection adopted despite Germany's warning that it will "empower" censorship. Other uses: detecting BitTorrent transfers and identifying "copyright protected audio content." [Read more]...
U.N. body adopts Internet eavesdropping techniques

Solera raises $20M from Intel and others for real-time network security

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Solera Networks has raised $20 million in a fourth round of funding led by Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s biggest chip maker. The money will finance Solera’s business of providing real-time network security using high-speed security appliances. The large funding shows that security continues to be a...
Solera raises $20M from Intel and others for real-time network security

China’s ZTE scales back in Iran following monitoring accusations, says it won’t affect sales

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Accusations that China’s ZTE was providing Iran with the means to monitor its citizens, leading to the company’s decision to pull back on its Iran business, will not affect sales, its president announced at a press conference. According to a Reuters report that emerged last week, ZTE, one of China’s largest...
China’s ZTE scales back in Iran following monitoring accusations, says it won’t affect sales

China is turning its ISPs into internet police

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China has long been a home to internet censorship, but it has been relatively lax until recently. Internet users have been able to easily and cheaply thwart the restrictions for years, but a number of concerning events show a trend toward more substantial censorship in the People’s Republic of China...
China is turning its ISPs into internet police

Sarkozy Seeks To Criminalize 'Habitually Visiting' Websites About Violence

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Wizz points us to a speech that French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently gave in response to the death of the suspect in the Toulouse murders after the police shot him as he tried to escape, when they raided his apartment after a 32-hour standoff. As part of the speech, Sarkozy...
Sarkozy Seeks To Criminalize 'Habitually Visiting' Websites About Violence

Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

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Microsoft has released a security advisory concerning a fraudulent digital certificate for all Google domains apparently created by the Turkish government. The certificate, which was created by a subsidiary Certificate Authority issued to the transportation directorate of the city government of Ankara, could have been used to intercept SSL...
Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

Bend Over For Big Brother's Deep Packet Inspection and 'Google-Sized Surveillance'

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Surveillance nation. It may seem that the government keeping an eye on every bit of data flowing across the Internet is an improbably vast form of surveillance, too expensive to manage. Ars Technica informs us that it is terrifyingly easy to nose around inside all our emails, chats and site visits,...
Bend Over For Big Brother's Deep Packet Inspection and 'Google-Sized Surveillance'

The spy in your inbox

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Everything on the Internet is monitored in some way. Companies track what you do at work through deep packet inspection to make sure you don't wander into territory forbidden by company policy, or dump corporate data to a remote server just before you give notice. The Web pages you visit...
The spy in your inbox

Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy

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Following the FTC’s release today of a massive online privacy policy framework, I had a few minutes to chat with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. I asked him about the implications for Web and social media companies that use personal data. credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News For context, the conversation...
Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy
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