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Re: Web caching liability

  • From: Jon Zeeff
  • Date: Wed Jan 07 10:53:18 1998

We could get this information via sniffing our network.  We don't, but 
if we did, we would only do it in a manner that would completely 
protect the privacy of our customers.  

I think it would be naive to believe that this isn't happening 
somewhere today.  

> Another interesting question than the intellectual property issue, is the
> question of what a NSP/ISP might do with the statistics on proxy traffic --
> the numbers on hits, bytes, etc -- and the usage profiles of individuals
> using the proxy.
> I think it is only a matter of time and opportunity before some ISPs would
> begin to exploit revenue opportunities associated with this new gatekeeping
> role, should it develop.