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EU: media lobby's monitoring proposal rejected

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| The Telecommunications Package will not prescribe uninterrupted monitoring of
| the internet as demanded by the Conservatives on behalf of the media and
| entertainment industry. On Monday evening, the Industry, Research and Energy
| Committee (ITRE) and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee
| (IMCO) of the European Parliament voted on around 1,000 changes to the EU
| Telecom rules, consolidated into over 30 amendments. The compromise proposal
| put forward by the rapporteur for the draft framework directive, Catherine
| Trautmann, was accepted. The Conservatives are said to have become more
| sceptical about "internet monitoring".



BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.


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.


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees.


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

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