UN approved control over Internet

I can not go round. Everything related to freedom of expression, perhaps even the freedom of knowledge, always interested. It looks like the Internet will soon be full of censorship.
At the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT 2012) was approved by the use of standard technologies DPI («Deep Packet» — Deep Packet Inspection). If this tool will really be implemented, the confidentiality of many users may be at risk.

WCIT opened on December 3 in Dubai. The conference will last until December 14. The organizer of the summit stands the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which since 1947 is part of the United Nations.

The main theme of the intergovernmental meetings is government regulation of the Internet. Some countries (Russia, China, Iran and others) give MEA offers broad powers to regulate the Net, while the United States and some of the large IT-company disagreed, believing that the move will put an end to the open Internet.

Document associated with Y.2770, was submitted to the ITU's initiative in China. Against the adoption of the recommendation made in Germany, warned that the DPI technology can be used to extend censorship and an obstacle to the free flow of information.

Y.2700 discussion held behind closed doors, as access to the document have only members of the ITU.

Many of the details of this standard are confidential, but it is known that using Y.2770 Internet providers will be able to embed the digital "watermark" to your mp3-files, calculate audio content, copyrighted or identify illegally handing out licensed content users BitTorrent.

In Y.2700 is another controversial point, which allows service providers to decrypt, and then scan the traffic of its customers. All of this helps to achieve the DPI — technology that filters the contents of the packet headers, and helps fight back against network attacks, and is used to detect malware.

Some countries, however, have expressed concerns that the carriers (especially those which support the state) will apply to DPI surveillance of correspondence, banking services or voice calls to users.



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