BBC News - 'Fresh proposals' planned over cyber-monitoring
Caspar Bowden (lists)
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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
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 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4941
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
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mjxb/faq> that viewers left
- 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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