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The U.S. National Security Agency is also participating in the "IP Traceback" drafting group, named Q6/17, which is meeting next week in Geneva to work on the traceback proposal. Members of Q6/17 have declined to release key documents, and meetings are closed to the public.


IP traceback is a name given to any method for reliably determining the origin of a packet on the Internet. Unless you know how to spoof IP addresses, your anonymity for doing something online is reliant primarily upon the records your ISP keeps and how willing/unwilling they are to give them out.


The Q6/17 group received its first submission from China. China’s record of internally-censoring the internet has historically relied upon their ability to suppress individuals subversive to the regime.



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