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Jul 29th, 2011 10:49 AM #1
House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill
Ah, fascism! We'll be so much safer now.
Cnet reports that a bill that supposedly was crafted to protect children from internet pornographers has been expanded to require ISPs to retain ALL customers' names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses- basically anything recorded on input into the web about you whether you are a suspicion or not- thus creating an ongoing database for everybody in this country.
The bill, H.R. 1981 aka the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, was sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). (she who ain't a lady)
Internet providers would be forced to keep logs of their customers' activities for one year--in case police want to review them in the future--under legislation that a U.S. House of Representatives committee approved today.
The 19 to 10 vote represents a victory for conservative Republicans, who made data retention their first major technology initiative after last fall's elections, and the Justice Department officials who have quietly lobbied for the sweeping new requirements, a development first reported by CNET.
A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses, some committee members suggested. By a 7-16 vote, the panel rejected an amendment that would have clarified that only IP addresses must be stored.
It represents "a data bank of every digital act by every American" that would "let us find out where every single American visited Web sites," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who led Democratic opposition to the bill...
The article mentions further that more centrist Republicans (and Democrats) have argued against the bill.
The bill has an interesting history. Read the article carefully.
Last edited by Nu Kua; Jul 29th, 2011 at 7:38 PM.
Jul 29th, 2011 1:28 PM #2
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Jul 30th, 2011 12:01 AM #3
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Dammit, Now i have to do all my downloading quickly......
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