Google to introduce web tools that tell you what your ISP is doing to your connection

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The Register.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    cool stuff!

    you have to love google when they do stuff like this!
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    sounds good. i won't complain about it so long as it actually works without too much interruption.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    This can only be a good thing. :)

    Hopefully it'll give the UK ISPs a good kick up the backside as well…
    The more users know the better to fight entrenched and out-dated ways of thinking and business models…

    Yes, BT, you… ;)
     
  5. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    do you think something like this will be USA only, or does it have potential to work in other contries?
     
  6. SMDrew macrumors member

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    Excellent work by Google. Their slogan "do no evil" is being foisted upon the ISPs, whether they want it or not :) I was seriously thinking why Apple hasn't jumped on this, as the ISPs (who are now in bed with Cable Networks; i.e. Comcast) are directly competing with them for content. Thus, all an ISP would have to do is throttle bandwidth to services like iTunes, Rhapsody, YouTube, etc., and all of a sudden the extra $20/month for the ISPs own "Media Package" starts to look good to the consumer.
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    Google may sell our (thankfully anonymous) marketing data to anyone with a few bucks to spare, but they actually are our friend. Thanks for yet another great gift from Google!
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they are our 'friend' right now. but remember this is in their best interests, which is why they're fighting for net neutrality (which i believe in, and agree with too btw). but it google didn't have a stake in making sure that the 'net was open you bet they wouldn't go out of their way.
     
  9. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    It is because of news like this that my admiration for google continues to increase.
     

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