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UK ISP TalkTalk Caught Monitoring its Customers

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

Privacy 0

An anonymous reader writes "A United Kingdom Internet Service Provider, TalkTalk, has been caught using a form of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology to monitor and record the websites that its customers have been visiting and without getting their explicit consent. The system, which is not yet fully in place, ultimately aims to help block malware websites by comparing the URL that a person visits against a list of good and bad sites. Bad sites will then be restricted. TalkTalk claims that its method is totally anonymous and that the only people with visibility of the URL database itself are Chinese firm Huawei, which will no doubt help everybody to feel a lot better (that's sarcasm) about potentially having their privacy invaded."
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