[Linux-aus] bigpond now uses proxy servers to spy on 'us'
kelly.daly at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 11:58:01 UTC 2006
Personally, I'd be more worried about this claim on the web analytics site:
"Incorporate web analytics into your everyday workflow, and meld it with
other important data through tight integration with Microsoft Excel."
How DARE they take my open source web activities and dirty them with such
atrocities as Excel!! the scoundrels.
On 7/4/06, James Polley <zhasper at gmail.com> wrote:
> Senectus is correct.
> You can get information about Akamai's services at
> http://www.akamai.com/en/html/services/overview.html. Basically, they put
> proxies in major datacenters/major ISP hubs around the world, and cache
> their customers sites there - so that, for instance, when a Telstra customer
> visits the site of an Akamai customer, the page is served off a Telstra
> server directly on Telstra's backbone, ensuring very fast response times for
> the user.
> There's nothing malicious about this at all. This is not something Telstra
> have done, it's something the sites you mentioned (cnn.com et al) have
> paid large some of money to have done, so that you get a better service.
> On 7/4/06, Senectus . <senectus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As far as I can tell, akamai technologies are an Internet
> > caching/streaming media delivery service that seem to be very popular
> > around the world.
> > They seem to have a very googlish philosophy about how they build
> > their hardware, with lots of common sense redundancies and smart
> > designs, and they're so good at it they're world wide.
> > seems innocent enough to me.
> > --
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