Deep Packet Inspection: Telecoms Aided Iran Government to Censor Internet, Technology Widely Used in US.“deep packet inspection,” enables authorities to block communication, gather information about individuals, as well as alter it for disinformation purposes.
As thousands in Iran turn to the web to make their voices heard around the world, a new report finds telecoms in Europe have helped the Iranian government develop one of the world’s most sophisticated mechanisms to censor the internet. It’s called deep packet inspection, and it’s also being used here at home. We speak with Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009