Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 10:20 UTC
Internet & Networking You know all that talk about net neutrality in the US? How for instance Verizon and Google want net neutrality to apply only to something they call the 'wired' internet, which is apparently somehow different from the 'mobile' internet? Well, while you Americans are only talking about it, us Dutch are once again way ahead of the curve: the largest of the three main carriers has announced its intention to start charging extra for services like VoIP, instant messaging, Facebook, and so on, with the other two carriers contemplating similar moves. The dark future of the web, right here in my glorified swamp.
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There are many ways ISPs can charge more for their services without performing Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) -- metering, for example.

Governments around the world are pushing ISPs towards DPI because it makes possible complete surveillance capabilities.

So ISP rate increases become the trojan horse for government surveillance.

People facing DPI should be aware government surveillance is the underlying reason for it.

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