That’s the ti­tle of RFC 7258, al­so known as BCP 188 (where BCP stands for “Best Cur­rent Practice”); it rep­re­sents In­ter­net Engi­neer­ing Task Force con­sen­sus on the fact that many pow­er­ful well-funded en­ti­ties feel it is ap­pro­pri­ate to mon­i­tor people’s use of the Net, with­out telling those peo­ple. The con­sen­sus is: This mon­i­tor­ing is an at­tack and de­sign­ers of In­ter­net pro­to­cols must work to mit­i­gate it.

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