Boogie Man named Deep Packet Inspection


Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman has an interview with Josh Silver, Executive Director of Free Press who published a report called “Deep Packet Inspection: The End of the Internet as We Know It”. Which is a ridiculous title. Deep Packet Inspection has many security and reliability applications and yes it can also be used to eavesdrop. The Problem isn’t DPI. The problem is the outdated laws regarding information seizure by telecoms from consumer networks.

To be fair, the main point of Silver’s answers to Goodman are with regards to updating laws governing search and seizure of digital data. It’s just that Silver has chosen to name the report in a way that seems to identify DPI as the boogie man.

The interview is here. H/T