Internet Surveillance and Boomerang Routing: A Call for Canadian Network Sovereignty
aaron at wholesaleinternet.net
Sat Sep 7 21:17:45 UTC 2013
Not just a Canadian issue but one we should look at in the US as well.
Deploying more IXs and routing our traffic direct instead of through the
"big guys" can secure our own communications from our own government
until we change who we have in office.
On 9/7/2013 4:08 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> A Canadian ISP colleague of mine suggested that the NANOG constituency
> might be interested in this, given some recent 'revelations', so I
> forward it here for you perusal.
> "Preliminary analysis of more than 25,000 traceroutes reveals a
> phenomenon we call ‘boomerang routing’ whereby Canadian-to-Canadian
> internet transmissions are routinely routed through the United States.
> Canadian originated transmissions that travel to a Canadian destination
> via a U.S. switching centre or carrier are subject to U.S. law -
> including the USA Patriot Act and FISAA. As a result, these
> transmissions expose Canadians to potential U.S. surveillance activities
> – a violation of Canadian network sovereignty."
> - ferg
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