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June 14, 2008

Google irá desenvolver ferramenta contra ISP’s menos honestos

Filed under: ISP's — xupetas @ 6:50 pm

Um post enviado pelo colaborador “Xakalito”

O Google está de volta, e desta vez para desferir uma martelada contra ISP’s menos honestos que pratiquem técnicas de TS e PUA’s tudo no interesse da net neutrality.

A noticia hoje publicada no /. indica que o Richard Whitt (Senior Policy Director do Google) irá apresentar ferramentas com as quais um utilizador poderá confrontar o seu ISP caso se sinta lesado de alguma forma… acabou-se a conversa do “ah nao… não fazemos TS….”

A Noticia em Inglês:

Google has been very vocal on its stance for net neutrality. Now, Richard Whitt–Senior Policy Director for Google–announces that Google will take an even more active role in the debate by arming consumers with the tools to determine first-hand if their broadband connections are being monkeyed with by their ISPs:

“We’re trying to develop tools, software tools…that allow people to detect what’s happening with their broadband connections, so they can let [ISPs] know that they’re not happy with what they’re getting — that they think certain services are being tampered with,” Google senior policy director Richard Whitt said this morning during a panel discussion at Santa Clara University, an hour south of San Francisco.

In an article written by Cade Metz, a reporter for The Register, Metz explains that when the net neutrally debate first popped up at Google, Google actually considered playing along with the network-throttling ISPs:

“We were pretty well known on the internet. We were pretty popular. We had some funds available. We could essentially buy prioritization that would ensure we would be the search engine used by everybody. We would come out fine – a non-neutral world would be a good world for us.”

But more idealist minds prevailed at Google, and the company has advocated network neutrality ever since–“or as Whitt likes to call it ‘broadband neutrality’.” Whitt didn’t mention when the network analysis tools would become available.

Other participants of the panel discussion had very different opinions on network neutrality, such as “George Ou and Richard Bennett, two networking-obsessed pals who have vehemently defended Comcast’s right to throttle peer-to-peer traffic.” The one thing that everyone on the panel appeared to agree on, however, was that ISPs need to be transparent with how they manage their network traffic. Google’s stance is that if the ISPs won’t disclose that information to the public, then consumers should have the tools at hand to determine for themselves what their ISPs are doing.

Xackalito

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June 9, 2008

PUA: Desenvolvimentos nos EUA – Comcast vai levar por tabela :)

Filed under: ISP's — xupetas @ 8:55 am

Amigos,

Aqui vai um artigo da ARS tech onde se fala no processo de fraude que a comcast e a timewarner estão a sofrer.
A comcast foi o pivot de inicio do que se tornaria no PUA e afins para os ISPs mundiais. A ideia e a semente veio deles.
Agora e graças ao sistema judicial americano, estão a ter uma prova do seu próprio veneno.

É apenas uma questão de tempo até algum grupo de advogados a querer fazer nome e mediaticamente sedento preparar qq coisa destas contra os PUA (netrabo e clix) boys

Sem mais demora… aqui está o artigo na sua totalidade:

Comcast may have agreed to end its practice of using forged TCP reset packets to hinder the P2P traffic of its customers, but the cable provider isn’t out of the woods yet. Three class-action lawsuits were filed against Comcast this week in California, Illinois, and New Jersey, alleging that the company deceived and misled consumers by advertising that it offered “unfettered access to all the content, services, and applications that the Internet has to offer.”
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For those just catching up, complaints from suspicious customers began surfacing last fall about Comcast using questionable methods to block BitTorrent traffic on its network. In October, the Associated Press decided to perform its own independent tests to see if the allegations were true, and found further evidence that Comcast had been sending “fake” TCP reset packets claiming to be from its customers attempting to use BitTorrent, therefore timing out their downloads and seeds. In November, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released a report detailing its own investigation, confirming that BitTorrent performance was being selectively degraded by unexpected TCP reset packets.

Comcast, of course, repeatedly denied the allegations. Finally, the Federal Communications Commission opened up proceedings over Comcast’s network management practices in January, and in March, the cable giant announced a pact with BitTorrent to ensure that traffic runs more smoothly over the network. One of the first tangible results will be the end of Comcast’s current practices. Instead, the company will use a platform-agnostic technique that may ultimately slow down P2P traffic from its heaviest users, which it will begin testing very soon. But Comcast’s change of heart has come too late for some irate customers.

According to copies of the complaints seen by Ars, Comcast did not tell customers that it would engage in this type of traffic shaping when the company promised “unfettered access,” and was not authorized to do so by its customers. As a result, the plaintiffs and other Comcast customers believe they paid for a service that they didn’t receive, resulting in deceptive business practices and deceptive advertising on Comcast’s part. Additionally, they say that Comcast misrepresented its “merchandise,” and Comcast’s denials of the practice represented fraud and false pretense.

“Comcast’s clandestine techniques are similar to those used by totalitarian governments to censor the use of the Internet,” reads the complaint filed in Illinois. “No doubt Comcast would characterize the behavior as illegal and malicious hacking if perpetrated by others on Comcast and its customers.” The lawsuits, which join a previous suit filed in November against Comcast, ask that Comcast be barred from continuing to violate various state laws, in addition to unspecified damages.
Trouble for Time Warner, too

Comcast isn’t the only cable provider getting into hot legal water this week. The city of Los Angeles has also announced that it is suing Time Warner Cable for deceptive business practices and false advertising. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said that city residents were forced to suffer “months of cable television and Internet outages, substandard technical and customer service and improper price increases” after Time Warner’s takeover of nearly all cable services in L.A. Delgadillo is asking the court to prohibit the company from continuing its allegedly unlawful practices, and wants $2,500 in civil penalties for each violation of the Unfair Competition law. He also demands an additional $2,500 civil penalty for each violation perpetrated against one or more senior citizens or disabled persons.

“We’re bringing this civil law enforcement action against Time Warner Cable because the company has broken multiple laws, and harmed countless Los Angeles consumers,” said Delgadillo in a statement. “Time Warner Cable must be held accountable for illegally deceiving and ripping off its subscribers.” In response, a spokesperson for Time Warner denied to the New York Times that it had misled customers.

in arstech

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