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Midnight_Caller
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No DPI

Anyone know what's Going On? it's been offline for quite some time
From No DPI  to me:
[quote="Admin - Date: 04 April 2012 20:41"]
I apologise for the down time. I can't go into details but we do hope to bring it back online as soon as we can.
It Still Off Line 21 April 2012
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Re: No DPI

WhatHuh  DPIHuh
pierre_pierre
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Re: No DPI

might be this one http://www.dpi.org/ ; Welcome to Disabled Peoples' International
if not take your choice
DPI may stand for
    Dots per inch, a measure of printing resolution
    Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, an educational institution of Bangladesh
    Death Pact International, one of the first open source musical concept projects
    Deep packet inspection, a form of computer network packet filtering
    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), an Australian governmental unit
    Department of Public Information, related to U.N.
    Digital Program Insertion
    Disabled Peoples' International, an international non-governmental organization
    Disposable personal income
    Drawbar Pull Index, a measure of how much force a vehicle (agricultural tractor) can pull.
    Dry powder inhaler, a drug delivery device
    Dual Polarisation Interferometry
    Dye penetrant inspection, a Nondestructive testing method
    Davis Persecution Index, a measure of how many negative comments are directed towards the named individual on any given day.
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Re: No DPI

Drawbar pull index I LIKE!!!  Grin
Steve
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Re: No DPI

Death Penalty Initiative Cool
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Re: No DPI

Dialup Plusnet Internet  ?
thejudge
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Re: No DPI

MC means the "No DPI" campaign:
https://nodpi.org/maintenance.html
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It seems nowadays that you can't even sneeze without someone taking note.
From the DPI site:-
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   Privacy International believes that online behavioural targeting for online commercial advertising using the technology of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is a dangerous and potentially unlawful technique that is fraught with unethical practice. This industry extends across multiple models and strategies including the use of Deep Packet Inspection, Flash Cookies, Tracking Cookies and other emerging technologies.
   We believe that, particularly in the long term, the threat arising from these technologies is of such gravity that commercial organisations must not be permitted to adopt Opt-Out solutions. Without care, industry will within three years adopt a default opt-out platform upon which can be built a limitless spectrum of intrusive technologies. Governments need to legislate in a way that protects the rights of the general public. From any ethical standpoint such interception of web traffic must be conditional on the basis of explicit and informed consent.
   We are concerned that almost all the major online commercial players worldwide are moving in this direction. This is not a model that will be limited to issues such as Deep Packet Inspection that has raised concerns in the UK. With Cloud Computing, 3g and 4g Mobile technologies and Public Wifi Networks the issue extends into all markets involved in data communications and increasingly voice communications due to the global take up of Voice Over IP.  It is critical that we set the bar now, whilst these technologies are still developing, in order to prepare for the future.
   There is an urgent need for the EU and US Congress to recognise that the entire online economy is shifting its business models in the direction of communications interception, almost always at the expense of privacy rights. Seismic shifts are occurring in the online advertising market, and these shifts are polarising on both sides of an economic fault line. Furthermore, globally governments must create and fund initiatives that engage all stakeholders.  Care must be made to educate people with regards to what privacy is and why privacy is so important to quality of life.  Whereas the commercial sector need to behave ethically and responsibly, society as a whole need to take more responsibility and care with the way they share their personal data. For this to happen education has to play a key role.
   Legal protections with regard to these technologies must be enforced. Where organisations can be shown to have acted unlawfully action must be taken.  The lack of action against BT Group in the UK with regard to covert trials of Deep Packet Inspection must never be repeated. Corporations which act unlawfully must be prosecuted.
   We are deeply concerned that in the next eighteen months mobile companies will be moving in this direction too, a shift that encompasses even greater privacy threats because these companies can also merge account, associative, communications and location data with browsing habits.
   Privacy International is further concerned about the systematic erosion of rights, and in particular the abandonment of rights reform in the developing countries. We call on governments to work on establishing a global standard that promotes opt-in and which outlaws the thousands of rogue companies that exploit personal information without regard to rights.
   To this end, we are pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Alexander Hanff, a social scientist and technologist who has led a long campaign against the use of Deep Packet Inspection for behavioural advertising models in the UK, will be taking the lead for Privacy International on these issues.

So there you go.
A lot of people have been asking Privacy International for an official response on these issues and now we have it.  I am pleased that they have taken this stance and I am very proud to be joining their team.
Some people have been critical of PI’s lack of action with regards to Phorm and I hope that by joining PI and leading their work on these issues, those critics can see that PI are seriously concerned and are making a genuine effort to do something about it.
The issue is bigger than Phorm which is why this web site is called “NoDPI” and not “noPhorm”, my objection has always been on the issue of ethics.  It is not my place to tell people they should not allow behavioural advertising, but it is critical that any such technologies are deployed ethically and that means explicit informed consent on an Opt-In basis.
With the support of Privacy International I intend to engage this debate at the highest levels in industry, governments and the public on a global scale.  The time to change is now, privacy is an inalienable right and ethics must exist at the very core of commercial activities.