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Comment: Re:Police legal authority (Score 1) 165

by Zxern (#48443061) Attached to: Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

And that's it exactly. The stingray is basically a wireless phone tap without the pesky need to go through the phone company to do it and therefore no need to goto a judge for a warrant or even an NSL letter.

Right now they can tap anyone they want whenever they want with no oversight whatsoever. They don't want this brought before a court as this would reveal their (probably illegal) parallel construction schemes. So it shouldn't be a surprise they'd rather throughout a case than have it brought up for review.

Comment: Re:IRL (Score 1) 204

by Zxern (#48144951) Attached to: Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal
This is the big problem here. ISP's want to treat this traffic as though it was transit traffic when it's not. As far as level 3 goes these networks are the destination as it's their customers requesting the traffic. It's like a doorman charging the pizza delivery guy for the privilege of entering the building to delver a pizza.

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