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Re: US internet providers hijacking users' search queries
From: Joe Provo <nanog-post () rsuc gweep net>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 21:14:00 -0400

On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 05:04:51PM -0700, Bino Gopal wrote:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20768-us-internet-providers-hijacking-users-search-queries.html

It is more than slightly misleading to say "hijacking search 
queries"; paxfire is evil as it hijacks dns and breaks NXDOMAIN 
and they've been doing that for ages. The user behavior of 
searching in the address bar has become more common place, and 
browser behavior to try and resolve first, fallback to search 
for the same input field has both trained the humans to keep 
doing this and made it possible for DNS query interlopers to
appear to be generic-search interlopers.


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