UN Allowed Deep Packet InspectionAdded: Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Despite the fact that Germany warned about the implications of allowing deep packet inspection, a UN summit decided that this method can help protect copyrighted works.
Media reports confirm that a UN summit has approved the Chinese proposals to spy on BitTorrent file-sharers. Back in November, Dubai held a meeting where ITU agreed upon a secret Y.2770 proposal, which allowed access to the papers to members only. Another meeting began this week, where the American government and a few Internet companies harshly criticized the decision.
Despite the secrecy around the proposal, a Korean standards body revealed a document saying how network operators are planning to identify embedded digital watermarks in MP3 files and uploading BitTorrent users.
The opponents argue that UN’s agency barely acknowledges that DPI has privacy implications and the potential privacy threats associated with the technology might be mitigated. The matter is that deep packet inspection proves useful in addressing network attacks, detecting malware, or managing applications. However, it also draws attention on other issues like governmental surveillance. The arguments are that mandatory standards can’t be a good idea even if they are well thought through. If the organization forces the world’s tech firms to adopt standards developed in a body which can’t even conduct privacy analysis, it may face dire global consequences for online trust and users’ rights.
The secret proposal also asks Internet service providers to decrypt their subscribers’ online traffic. However, this method has been already used by a number of ITU member countries: for example, Amesys (a unit of the French firm Bull SA) helped Moammar Gadhafi spy on his people in 2011.
This is not the only example: this past summer, New York Times reported about FinSpy – a malware sold by a British firm. The software allowed the distant activation of computer cameras and microphones and was linked to repressive governments, including Turkmenistan, Brunei, and Bahrain.
Anyway, in spite of all warnings, the Y.2770 proposal seems to become just another censorship instrument for the governments to spy on its people and whatever else.
December 14th,2012Posted by:
Friday, December 14th, 2012
|Get rid of the UN; they never did what they were supposed to do.|
|Again one step towards wrong direction.|
|Thank you for informing.|
But as an ‘outsider’: are there any articles or documents published
This article based on ?
I mean ‘hyperlinks’ or scanned documents, persons interested in this matter able to verify ?
Meanwhile, an android ‘radar application’ is running overtime and boosting above a ‘health damaging’ level.
|The Chinese want to spy on people? Surely not..............|
|one more breach of privacy as if Microsoft fusion centres and all the other eavesdroppers put in place were not enough,on the road to an Orwellian nightmare whilst we are fed BS about the freedoms offered us by the latest Windows operating systems the UN then ratify such a fascist idea.|
Wake up !! Freedom is a rapidly disappearing illusion in the computing world.
|posted by (2012-12-16 18:19:39)|
|Any progs out there to remove the digital watermarks?|
|posted by (2012-12-19 14:44:31)|
|*I* even ask my name! Stay if your that afloat.|
|posted by (2012-12-24 11:06:40)|
|A proposal against any unknowing person(s) to their right in freedom is meet with the same responce. Defending yourself is not an excuse to measure those unknowning, unknown, and unwanted to your equal share. One command deserves another but not treated as a P.O.W for being ignorant. You have another deep packet to search now U.N. and make sure your pocket is just as filled before assuming command. We'll talk 'Holy Ghost' at a more, appropiate, time when this childish pointing ceases while our General is away.|
|"UN Allowed Deep Packet Inspection"|
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