Posted by Lance Koonce
Those who rely on anonymizers to surf and transact business on the web may soon have their identities laid bare, if the National Security Agency has anything to say about it. According to World Net Daily, a new patent filed by the NSA,
describes a process based on latency, or time lag between computers exchanging data, of "numerous" known locations on the Internet to build a "network latency topology map" for all users. Identifying the physical location of an individual user, reports CNET News.com, could then be accomplished by measuring how long it takes to connect to an unknown computer from numerous known machines, and using the latency response to display location on a map.