What does your ISP do with your traffic?

With all the hype going on about Comcast and “redirecting” everyone’s BitTorrent traffic, one of the biggest opponents of what Comcast did, The Electronic Frontier Foundation is in development of a software program testing the integrity of data communications over networks, ISPs and firewalls. It will spot IP packets which are forged or modified between clients, inform you, and give you copies of the modified packets.

Switzerland is designed to detect the modification or injection of packets of data traveling over IP networks, including those introduced by anti-P2P tools from Sandvine (widely believed to be used by Comcast to interfere with BitTorrent uploads) and AudibleMagic, advertising injection systems like FairEagle, censorship systems like the Great Firewall of China, and other systems that we don’t know about yet

With the software being alpha, the first users to install this will be the hard core users, python is needed on your system to run it, but I see this as the first steps to informing customers of what is happening with their traffic once it leaves their computer.

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