Friday, May 07, 2004

Comcast WiFi spy

It's hard to believe (actually it's really not), but according to this post on Boing Boing, the new WiFi router being sold by Comcast actually allows Comcast to spy on you Internet usage.

From the Boing Boing post:

"the gateway supports a CableHome 1.0 "for the ability to deliver secure, managed services from ComcastĂ‚’s head-end network to the subscribersĂ‚’ home network."
Basicallyly, Comcast can detect your VOIP service that competes with its own and shut you down, among other things.

Here's my tip -- buy your own cable modem and your own wireless router (make sure your router is not compatible witCableHomeme 1.0 -- believe me, this will become a differentiating factor).

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