For one company, FISA wiretaps carry a $1K pricetag

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| Although the scope of surveillance conducted under the Foreign Intelligence
| Surveillance Act remains shrouded in secrecy, newly disclosed documents show
| the costs one company charges the government to eavesdrop on customers.
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http://rawstory.com/news/2007/For_on...arry_1016.html

Comcast Is Pretending to be You

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| This AP story makes clear that Comcast is pretending to be part of online
| conversations in order to frustrate users who want to use particular online
| applications.
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http://scrawford.net/blog/comcast-is...o-be-you/1031/


Related:

Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets. *
|
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection. *
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html


Comcast Cuts Off Heavy Internet Users

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| Customers complain bandwidth limits are secret.
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http://consumeraffairs.com/news04/20...ban.html?imw=Y


Torrentspy Disables Searching For US IPs

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| Torrent indexing site Torrentspy.com appears to have disabled torrent
| searches for IPs that originate in the United States.
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http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...41244&from=rss


Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible

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| Over the past weeks more and more Comcast users started to notice that their
| BitTorrent transfers were cut off. Most users report a significant decrease
| in download speeds, and even worse, they are unable to seed their downloads.
| A nightmare for people who want to keep up a positive ratio at private
| trackers and for the speed of BitTorrent transfers in general.
|
| [...]
|
| Last year we had a discussion whether traffic shaping is good or bad, and
| ISPs made it pretty clear that they do not like P2P applications like
| BitTorrent. One of the ISPs that joined our discussions said: “The fact is,
| P2P is (from my point of view) a plague - a cancer, that will consume all the
| bandwidth that I can provide. It’s an insatiable appetite.”, and another one
| stated: “P2P applications can cripple a network, they’re like leaches. Just
| because you pay 49.99 for a 1.5-3.0mbps connection doesn’t mean your entitled
| to use whatever protocols you wish on your ISP’s network without them
| provisioning it to make the network experience good for all users involved.”
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http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-thro...ng-impossible/