Study shows how ISPs selectively throttle Internet traffic – by peeking at your packets

Researchers document ISP throttling of select video services and how it’s done. Here’s a synopsis from the article:

Through a set of rigorous experiments, we were able to find out how T-Mobile and other internet companies tried to tell the difference between video packets and packets containing other types of data: They were looking inside the packets – inside the envelopes – for particular words or terms, like “netflix.com” or “googlevideo.”

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