M-Lab: Transparency and Freedom

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Transparency and freedom is what the Internet is founded on. All of this business with ISPs trying to manage and prioritize your traffic is an absolute mess.

If you happened to be living under a rock this last year you missed the fiasco with Network Neutrality and our government’s attempt to make things “better” for the net. The latest tools released by the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will put an extra feather in the cap of netizens everywhere. At the very least, you will be given tools to make your ISP reveal more than they intended about how they handle your traffic. mLab is such a resource where you can find the tools which provide the evidence showing how innocent your ISP really is.

It’s also interesting (but not surprising) to point out that it is strongly supported by Google who has a strong stake in balanced networks as we move closer to a network based OS.