Reply to post: Re: Nope, never saw this coming

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

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Re: Nope, never saw this coming

> Facebook, Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and YouTube are some of the biggest stores of content in the world and all of it lives on IPv6.

> Facebook has even dropped IPv4 entirely and only uses IPv6 internally. They just have a bunch of edge servers that translate to IPv4 for visitors that don't have IPv4 yet.

Hmm, so the organisations that have the most vested interest in tracking their visitors' every move are also the ones that are most advanced in their deployment of IPv6 - a technology that allows everyone to have a unique IP address, rather than being anonymised behind carrier-grade NAT. Quelle surprise.

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