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12:39 pm, 8 Nov 03

anonymity / i hate the world

holy crap

summary: this brand of routers started randomly redirecting http requests to ad pages owned by the router company. company says it's "opt-out".

i can't even trust simple hardware anymore. i've always done my firewall with linux+shorewall, so i guess i'm "immune" to the extent i trust my software, but i'm scared of what (for example) my cable modem is reporting to the mothership. (of course, i'm sure the cable provider is already tracking every byte i download...)

[via marginoferror]