Late Breaking Geekery 8/5/2011

A little late breaking geekery on the net freedom front:

Some ISP's redirecting searches apparently for commercial reasons.  OK it's a nice way of saying "for money" based on marketing/ads.  A list of offenders that were found is provided, a workaround is noted, and in general lawsuits seem to be coming.

Progeek Takeaways:

  • Check your ISP just in case on that list – and I think it's worth being paranoid because who knows what else they've done.
  • I wonder if any businesses on those ISPs have other reasons to be paranoid – say about security.
  • This might be a good issue to bring up in support of net neutrality and high ISP standards for, well, obvious reasons.

Steven Savage