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swhx7
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Elbonia
reply to FFH

Re: Doesn't alter user's DNS settings

said by FFH:

And of course they drag in the magical words "net neutrality" as if somehow using these words give some legitimacy to their complaint even though the concept isn't applicable at all in this case.

said by article :

It also raises the question of whether or not an Internet provider that automatically redirects a user's searches without telling them will also shape the results they do get, such as filtering their searches to get specific results.

[...]

Although Verizon opposes net neutrality, it has also said repeatedly that it would not block content or favor its own offerings over rivals--although it now appears to be doing just that.

In this case it's blocking the "site not found" results that users would encounter from mistyped URLs on a neutral connection.

said by FFH:

But they should make it opt-in instead of opt-out and then advertise it to their customers as a good feature to have.

Agreed.