BBC News - 'Fresh proposals' planned over cyber-monitoring

Caspar Bowden (lists) lists at
Wed May 8 14:45:01 BST 2013

On 05/08/13 13:42, Ian Batten wrote:
> You have to wonder at the people the BBC talks to:
>> "The problem stems from the way that the fixed internet has been 
>> designed," said Prof Rahim Tafazolli, director of Surrey University's 
>> Centre for Communications Systems Research.
>> "Many people can share a single IP address and the IP address may be 
>> dynamic - meaning there's a new address issued each time they log on 
>> - while a communication traverses across different networks. It can 
>> be difficult to link all these addresses and trace them back to the 
>> origin.

Moreover it is not a bug, it *is* a feature...
"Traditional NAT can be viewed as providing a privacy mechanism..."

>> "One possible solution would be to find a way to associate a person's 
>> internet use with a fixed and unique number such as their mobile 
>> number or a device's MAC [media access control] address.
>> "But that would require changes in the way addresses are allocated on 
>> the internet and changes would need to be adopted internationally 
>> because we couldn't just change it in the UK."
> Yeah.  You mean "IPv6 would be a good idea", I think.

Somebody should tell Surrey about

For next few hours you can see the most appalling load of biased tosh 
towards end of

Would be good if BBC got some complaints 
<> that viewers left 
clueless of:
- substance of IP issue,
- that EU DRD made-in-Britain,
- preservation/retention dichotomy
- ISC refuses hear evidence from outside govt. (unlike Aus, Can, US 

Absence of above context makes charge of LibDem irresponsibility a 
Charter-breaching issue of political bias

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