Thursday, February 8, 2007

Repost From Cnet; Posted to Slashdot! : ISP Tracking Legislation Hits the House

by ScuttleMonkey on Wednesday February 07, @04:15PM

from the someone-is-always-watching-in-your-hotel dept.

Privacy The Internet

cnet-declan writes "CNET reports that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced yesterday legislation to force ISPs to keep track of what their users are doing. It's part of the Republicans 'law and order agenda,' with other components devoted to the death penalty, gangs, and terrorists. Attorney General Gonzales would be permitted to force Internet providers to keep logs of Web browsing, instant message exchanges, and e-mail conversations indefinitely. The draft bill is available online, and it also includes mandatory Web labeling for sexually explicit pages. The idea enjoys bipartisan support: a Colorado Democrat has been the most ardent supporter in the entire Congress."

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