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gwen [userpic]
stoopid congress!

Congress may make ISPs snoop on you

A prominent Republican on Capitol Hill has prepared legislation that would rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans' online activities be stored, CNET News.com has learned.
The proposal comes just weeks after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Internet service providers should retain records of user activities for a "reasonable amount of time," a move that represented a dramatic shift in the Bush administration's views on privacy.

So, my question is... is Congress then going to pay the $billions it would require for every ISP to log all online activity for "a reasonable amount of time", as in ... the first minute?

This is all done in the name of child pornography, of course. Yes, of course I think child pornography is bad, but I don't think that all of this crap is going to combat it... I just think it's one more excuse to reduce our privacy rights. Whee!

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: Blindhammer-Assemblage 23-Defiance

They force companies to do this in other countries. Like france. So these peopel want us to be like the french and we hate the french. Why do these congress people hate America?!

Sensenbrenner is a terrible human being and I am ashamed that he is from WI. I can't understand how a vile man like this continues to be re-elected.

all i gotta say is: http://tor.eff.org/

Here's a naive question: How terribly prolific is kiddy porn? Seriously? How many people do you know say, well, just insert something pornographic about someone under 16 in this sentence?

Is it just easy to brand something that everyone knows is wrong/bad as, wow, WRONG AND BAD?? Seems pretty pathetic and awfully politically easy to "win" at. Is this guy up for re-election? Does he come with his own kiddy pr0n?


Bruce Schneier's Four Horsemen of the Info-pacalypse rear their ugly heads again. All you have to do is mention organized crime, terrorists, child pornographers, or drug dealers, and most people will fall over themselves to give away their rights on a silver platter, no matter how how impractical, costly, or how little good it will actually do. And it's an easy way for a politician to appear to "do something."