ISP data collection from home routers
Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE
lb at 6by7.net
Thu Mar 24 13:11:52 UTC 2022
This is an enormous problem, see: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2021/10/ftc-staff-report-finds-many-internet-service-providers-collect-troves-personal-data-users-have-few
Consumers should have legal say in how or wether their data are harvested and also sold.
Ms. Lady Benjamin PD Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE
6x7 Networks & 6x7 Telecom, LLC
lb at 6by7.net
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> On Mar 24, 2022, at 3:44 AM, Giovane C. M. Moura via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
> Hello there,
> Several years ago, a friend of mine was working for a large telco and his job was to detect which clients had the worst networking experience.
> To do that, the telco had this hadoop cluster, where it collected _tons_ of data from home users routers, and his job was to use ML to tell the signal from the noise.
> I remember seeing a sample csv from this data, which contained _thousands_ of data fields (features) from each client.
> I was _shocked_ by the amount of (meta)data they are able to pull from home routers. These even included your wifi network name _and_ password!
> (it's been several years since then).
> And home users are _completely_ unaware of this.
> So my question to you folks is:
> - What's the policy regulations on this? I don't remember the features (thousands) but I'm pretty sure you could some profiling with it.
> - Is anyone aware of any public discussion on this? I have never seen it.
> Giovane Moura
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