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Re: [NANOG] Charter Communications going to sniff traffic for advertising?
> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20461817-HSI-Charter-to-monitor-surfing-insert-its-own-targeted-ads > This is definitely taking the position that its "their" pipe and not the *Internet*. I can only imagine the issues that will get wrangled around in the courts over this. (ahem, Google, ahem). This is not fundamentally different than a TV station digitally inserting their own ads on the stadium instead of whatever is there you might see in person. This *seems* like a problem because most people only have 1 connectivity provider at a time and often few options around it. Regulation could address this, a differentiated service could address this, but this smacks of paying for a service to then get additional ads sent to you. (like everytime you dialed a number into your Skype for Pizza Delivery, they sent you to their paid-Pizza Delivery provider instead). Depending on how invasive (or effective) this gets, it has wild common-carrier implications. Deepak Jain AiNET _______________________________________________ NANOG mailing list [email protected] http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog