Your Rights Online: Tool To Allow ISPs To Scan Every File You Transmit

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Your Rights Online: Tool To Allow ISPs To Scan Every File You Transmit 2008-10-16 18:03


Posted by timothy on Thursday October 16, @06:03PM
from the in-case-they-run-out-of-human-tools dept.

timdogg writes "Brilliant Digital Entertainment, an Australian software company, has grabbed the attention of the NY attorney general's office with a tool they have designed that can scan every file that passes between an ISP and its customers. The tool can 'check every file passing through an Internet provider's network every image, every movie, every document attached to an e-mail or found in a Web search to see if it matches a list of illegal images.' As with the removal of the alt.binary newgroups, this is being promoted under the guise of preventing child porn. The privacy implications of this tool are staggering."
 
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