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Comcast: Hand in the cookie jar

The Associated Press is running a story abut Comcast interfering with file sharing, amounting to a kind of “data discrimination,” which places a low priority for file-sharing platforms. It isn’t exactly a blocking of traffic, but a kind of filtering that could, in effect, cut off communicatons at some point in a file’s transmission, particularly video or audio files.

This has serious ramifications for the likes of BitTorrent, eDoncky, Gnutella and other file-sharing programs. Perhaps Comcast is worried about the bandwidth such programs consume, or there may be another reason hidden from non-company eyes.

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This entry was posted on October 19, 2007 by in News.
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