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Negative aspects of IPv6?

Feb 10, 2011, 12:02 (2 Talkback[s])

"IP Address as Tracking Devices

"Yes indeed, IPv6, by being able to directly address "every grain of sand in the oceans", recovers one of the lost attributes of the early Internet: direct connectivity of every device to every other device.

"But when every device has its own address, the dreams of those who would track what people do and when are greatly enabled as well. "You downloaded that movie to your toaster!" And with the possibility of being able to take your address blocks with you when changing ISPs, that problem only gets worse.

"This is not an IPv6 problem, the problem of Internet tracking exists right now. Every packet can be traced, every connection monitored. Anyone who thinks that IPv6 makes the problem worse may be correct to a degree, but IPv4 does nothing to prevent the problem in the first place. This must be addressed as a problem of networking itself, and the laws and law enforcement terms under which humanity operates."

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