Characterizing and Avoiding Routing Detours Through Surveillance States

  title={Characterizing and Avoiding Routing Detours Through Surveillance States},
  author={Anne Edmundson and Roya Ensafi and Nick Feamster and Jennifer Rexford},
An increasing number of countries are passing laws that facilitate the mass surveillance of Internet traffic. In response, governments and citizens are increasingly paying attention to the countries that their Internet traffic traverses. In some cases, countries are taking extreme steps, such as building new Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), which allow networks to interconnect directly, and encouraging local interconnection to keep local traffic local. We find that although many of these… CONTINUE READING
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