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Submission + - Dutch provider KPN under fire over DPI (dutchnews.nl)

An anonymous reader writes: After Dutch internet/mobile provider KPN announced they were going to blatantly do away with the idea of net-neutrality by charging its customers for using text message replacements (such as WhatsApp) to make up for diminishing use of traditional text-messaging, it has now been revealed that they have apparently employed deep packet inspection (DPI) to monitor its customers' use of WhatsApp (and also VoIP services) — which happens to be illegal in the Netherlands. Many national news outlets are now finally reporting on the issue. Some doubts exists on wether it was actually DPI that was used to measure WhatsApp use (and not just IP/TCP header inspection), while some KPN insiders suggested it is actually an oursourced operation ran by Alcatel-Lucent.

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