Berners-Lee: Deep packet inspection compromises Net integrity

Berners-Lee: Deep packet inspection compromises Net integrity

Summary: Sir Tim Berners-Lee tore into deep packet inspection, a way to monitor Internet traffic, as a technique that could compromise "integrity of the internet as a communications medium."Berners-Lee was speaking in the UK to mark the 20th anniversary of the Web's invention.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee tore into deep packet inspection, a way to monitor Internet traffic, as a technique that could compromise "integrity of the internet as a communications medium."

Berners-Lee was speaking in the UK to mark the 20th anniversary of the Web's invention. ZDNet UK reports:

"This is very important to me, as what is at stake is the integrity of the internet as a communications medium. Clearly we must not interfere with the internet, and we must not snoop on the internet. If we snoop on clicks and data, we can find out a lot more information about people than if we listen to their conversations."

Berners-Lee also said that no Internet service provider should use deep packet inspection. He also blasted the UK for not doing more to thwart deep packet inspection.  

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  • Berners-Lee gets it right

    I am TERRIFIED of deep packet inspection, for the sole reason that some morality bound assw*pes might get their panties in a bunch because I am looking at porn and try to get me arrested.

    Simply put: there should be NO snooping on a person's internet connection without a warrant, period and done with. No snooping without a warrant is the best way to go here.
    Lerianis
  • DPI should cause loss of common carrier status.

    ISPs are treated as common carriers because they do not know what the contents of messages are. If they know what's in them, then they should immediately become responsible for them.
    Letophoro
    • RE: DPI should cause loss of common carrier status

      Agreed!!

      And it should open up any ISP who performs DPI to [b]wiretapping charges!!![/b]
      fatman65535
  • RE: Berners-Lee: Deep packet inspection compromises Net integrity

    Why don't we just use SSL for ALL communications - phase out unencrypted sockets by 2010?
    goingbust
  • He is Right - we all sick of corp snoopers

    OMG we are all sick of corporation snoopers. I cannot take even cookies now yet alone Deep Packet Inspection. That is worth marching to stop.
    heinz123