IEEE 1588v2 and SyncE support with nanosecond-level accuracy
"1588v2 and SyncE support with nanosecond-level accuracy" - I guess that can be used for flow records, so we can timestamp better than ever, for fingerprinting devices, tracing Tor and VPNs, etc. For looking at side channel information from the operating system or CPU clock? I wonder what use intelligence agencies might find for that... Just speculating, it's not really my area of expertise.
Nowadays the majority of backbone router on the Internet are spies, collecting our flow data to send off to Team Cymru??? When every single router is an informant for the government and God knows what other third parties?
Here's a video on Team Cymru's flow based threat detection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDm098IBng
I guess "threat detection" includes data which will be used for prosecuting people committing the "offence" of watching certain types of cartoon Japanese pornography... And ultimately putting these people on the Sex Offenders Registry, for looking at cartoons, which is insane. Perhaps those doing so using Tor. And VPNs as well.