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Law prof warns against coming ISP privacy apocalypse

Ars: "Anyone who reads Ars knows that we have concerns about ISP monitoring and the deep packet inspection that often goes along with it, but Colorado Law School prof Paul Ohm takes these worries to the next level-then hauls them thirty floors up in the elevator, climbs the dingy stairway to the roof, and scales the attached cell phone tower. According to Ohm's new paper, ISP use of deep packet inspection gear could well lead to "the greatest reduction of user privacy in the history of the Internet, and users will suffer dire harms."

Be warned, all ye who enter here: Ohm's paper is so depressing that you may need to cope by intravenously administering large quantities of lolcat directly to the bloodstream."

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