The title refers to yet another new internet snooping and privacy destroying bill. The idea this time is to make Internet Service Providers to not only keep track of all their subscirbers information but to retain it too. Just for clarification this means – name, address, phone number, Credit card numbers, bank details and which IP address is assigned to which user.
So what is this snooping bill for apart from spying on every innocent US citizen who uses the internet? Well it’s designed to ’protect our children from Internet Pornographers’. It is ironic that the bill makes no distinction between the guilty and innocent – everyone gets spied on. This information would be made available (well officially) to police and very probably attorneys investigating fraud, civil claims, divorce etc. Doesn’t really sound like protecting our children does it?
These logs will also have the ability to identity every single digital act enacted by a US citizen online. That is every email sent, every web site visited or video watched. The whole country will be spied on under the pretence of catching paedophiles. Meanwhile of course the guilty will use the various methods and technologies available to prevent this. They’ll be using all the sorts of technologies displayed on this website about web security – http://www.theninjaproxy.org/ – their data won’t be logged.
It’s the fundamental flaw in all these laws which are introduced eroding our civil liberties in the name of catching more criminals – they just don’t work. You end up only monitoring the innocent who’s privacy gets eroded a little each time. You can read more about this bill which is going through Congress now – at this web site – Demand Progress Act.