Apr 06, 2016

What is deep packet inspection?

I read an article that my ISP, AT&T, performs deep packet inspection on its customers’ to track their online behavior to use in advertising. What is deep packet inspection and is this something I should be concerned about?
also called complete packet inspection and Information eXtraction or IX) is a form of computer network packet filtering that examines the data part (and possibly also the header) of a packet as it passes an inspection point, searching for protocol non-compliance, viruses, spam, intrusions, or defined criteria to decide whether the packet may pass or if it needs to be routed to a different destination, or, for the purpose of collecting statistical information
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