ISP(s) going live with 6 strikes on 11/28

The below ISPs are listed in the Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Copyright Alert System.   AT&T is expected to go live on 11/28/12.   Others presumably will too.  Get a VPN! AT&T Inc. companies SBC Internet Services, Inc. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Pacific Bell Telephone Company Illinois Bell Telephone Company Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Incorporated Michigan Bell

Open Forum on the 6 strikes program in the US

I would encourage anyone in the NYC area to attend and for those not the area to webcast in.   The date is set.   Internet monitoring in the US starts on 11/28. Public advocacy organizations and Internet users will have the opportunity to participate in a multistakeholder dialogue on key issues relating to the Copyright

Verizon Wireless accused of violating wiretap laws

CNET reports that Verizon Wireless is likely doing deep packet sniffing on customers’ phones and tablets app and web usage and that it might be violating federal wiretapping laws: [Verizon Wireless] this month began offering reports to marketers showing what Verizon subscribers are doing on their phones and other mobile devices, including what iOS and Android apps are in use

US ISPs to start monitoring soon

Wired reports that major US ISPs will start monitoring traffic and handing out “strikes”.   France is now live with their system and has handed out a first first of three strikes. The nation’s major internet service providers by year’s end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the “Copyright Alert System” initiative backed by the

“Six Strikes” about to go live for 75% of US broadband users

Torrentfreak reports that AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon plan to go live with a “six strikes” copyright enforcement scheme.   They also report that this will cover “75% of all U.S. broadband internet customers.” Although a start date has not been publicly released its been reported that the roll out will occur before the end of the year starting any time after

PPTP can be cracked in under a day

CSO reports that new tool released at Defcon can crack PPTP or WPA2 in under a day ChapCrack can take captured network traffic that contains a MS-CHAPv2 network handshake (PPTP VPN or WPA2 Enterprise handshake) and reduce the handshake’s security to a single DES (Data Encryption Standard) key. This DES key can then be submitted

Smart phones the next privacy battleground?

Wired is reporting that a memo obtained by the ACLU details the retention policies of the major wireless carriers in the US.   Information on smart phone data sessions are retained from 0 days to 1 year depending on the carrier.   As of the 2010 publication of this memo, Verizon, one of the largest

UK to decrypt, read and sort all https traffic

Channel 4 reports  As part of the Home Office‘s communications data bill, internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile phone companies will be obliged to collect communications records and keep them for a year…. Under the Home Office proposals, once the Gmail [or other https traffic] is sent, the ISPs would have to route the data via

RIAJ pushes for ISPs to spy on uploads

torrentfreak.com reports that: The system works by spying on the connections of users and comparing data being uploaded to the Internet with digital fingerprints held in an external database… Once a match is found, rightholders want ISPs to automatically block the allegedly infringing content. But according to one report, there may even be requests to send out

Time Warner already monitoring customer traffic?

An alarmed customer has allegedly been targeted by Time Warner (Road Runner) as a allegedly pirate.   Time Warner could have found him through deep packet sniffing or the MPAA/RIAA could have logged his IP and traced him back to Time Warner.   Either way the clear answer is to get a VPN (and stop

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