Saturday, April 3, 2010

Is Cisco spying on users ?


networkworld.com

Is Cisco spying on users? A story in U.K.'s The Inquirer states that Cisco has unveiled a bandwidth usage monitoring application designed to provide insight into what type of traffic - such as video -- is using available bandwidth.

Indeed, the application, which runs on Windows Vista and XP, is involved with Cisco's Visual Networking Index PC Pulse project. It is currently in beta, The Inquirer reports.

Cisco claims none of the information collected by the client software is personally identifiable to the user generating it. Indeed, Cisco spokeswoman Sara Cicero posted a comment to The Inquirer story reaffirming that claim.

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