Monday, June 22, 2009

Deep Packet Inspection : Iran

I was interested to hear the words "deep packet inspection" -- a phrase I'm well familiar with -- used in conjunction with "Iran" on NPR on the way home. Here's the corresponding article in the Wall Street Journal.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was interested to hear the words "deep packet inspection" ... then I wrote this comment.

Anonymous said...

I would be immensely more impressed with WSJ's concern with human rights when it shows the same concern against the excessive surveillance carried out by western intelligence agencies against both their own and other nations citizens.

M said...

There's a big difference between gathering intelligence used to stop terrorism and gathering intelligence used to stop freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. Moral equivalence of these two things is a bit disgusting. There's plenty to find objectionable about various aspects of warrantless wiretapping without having to compare it to the oppression of a civilian-murdering regime.