AT&T to Filter Web Traffic?

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AT&T to Filter Web Traffic?

It is very scary to read an article on the New York Times website about AT&T openly admitting the fact they may be soon filtering internet traffic. I can think of no scarier thing and there should be no need for it at all. The reason for this change in policy is said to be copyright filtering. As the head of a major media company I find this to be a noble cause but there has to be another way of doing it besides looking through all my packets and determining which packets are on the good and bad list.

As always the concern is where this behavior will lead us. Today it is copyrighted material, tomorrow, who knows what my ISP may decide I shouldn't send or receive.

This is bad news for all Net users.



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