Virgin Media to introduce network monitoring

The UK’s second largest ISP, Virgin Media, will next year introduce network monitoring technology to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic.

I understand the reasons for monitoring bandwidth, but I suspect this is a “smoke and mirrors” game by Virgin. Why? The ISPs have to find ways to increase revenue. One way to do this is to introduce monitoring solutions which will provide a valuable insight into our internet behaviour. They will then rent or sell this data to other businesses and the government. Network monitoring isn’t a new technology nor is it something that people we believe will really care about. However, for me it is yet more evidence of the “big brother” approach to what is becoming an ever increasing move to an Orwellian Society.

Safe surfing folks!

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