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Panopticon Click: NYTimes and Wapo Catch on to Packet Privacy

Panopticon.jpg When both the New York Times and the Washington Post catch on, the idea of online privacy protection from ISPs must be catching on:
It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on you.

The Already Big Thing on the Internet: Spying on Users, By ADAM COHEN, New York Times, Published: April 5, 2008

Some specifics:
The online behavior of a small but growing number of computer users in the United States is monitored by their Internet service providers, who have access to every click and keystroke that comes down the line.

Every Click You Make: Internet Providers Quietly Test Expanded Tracking of Web Use to Target Advertising By Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday, April 4, 2008; Page D01

Some say privacy is only distant nostalgia; I say we need to do something about it. We need packet privacy.

Laissez faire won’t get ‘er done. As Cohen writes: Continue reading