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[ NNSquad ] "Sonic.net implements DNSSEC, performs MITM against customers. Are they legally liable?"
"Sonic.net implements DNSSEC, performs MITM against customers. Are they legally liable?" (Gname): http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.general/21150 > Sonic implemented and deployed DNSSEC - and put it on their shiny > new servers along with an 'RBZ service' that censors supposed malware > and phishing sites. And while they told their customers about > DNSSEC, they didn't mention the 'RBZ service.' > > They didn't get prior informed consent from their customers. In fact > they didn't inform their customers, beyond quietly putting up a few > mentions on webpages their customers normally have no reason to look > at. > > They didn't provide a click-through link enabling customers to get the > content anyway. > > And they diverted traffic to a page that does not mention who is doing > the diversion, how, or why, or how to opt out. ... > Black hats immediately found a way to get sites they dislike onto > the list of supposed malware and phishing sites. > > Among the blocked sites: > Local democratic party campaigners (first post). > > Financial services and markets - at a crucial time. (page 4). > > Software development sites (apparently some devs use the same > utility network libraries used by malware devs, so the > unknown-because-todays-compilation executables have code > in common with known malware and aren't on the whitelist...) - - - --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy I am a consultant to Google -- I speak only for myself, not for them. Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://google.com/+LaurenWeinstein Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad