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GOP wants ISPs to recored user data?'s a dumb one from the GOP imo

The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing.

A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.

One focus will be on reviving a dormant proposal for data retention that would require companies to store Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for two years, CNET has learned.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 3:15 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 3:16 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Hmm, it's not 1984, but it sure feels like it.


    Answer by scout_mom at 3:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • tsk tsk

    I think they need to focus on MORE IMPORTANT legislation than this crap!!  :o)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:28 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • As a business owner with 2 websites and as a computer user...I say NO THANKS. The very idea of this is a HUGE invasion of privacy. We don't need to keep the entire country under surveillance to catch a handful of criminals.

    Crappy idea GOP.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:31 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Talk about big brother...

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:33 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • The New York Times May Follow Al Jazeera, Be Their Own Wikileaks

    The New York Times is considering creating an EZ-Pass lane for leakers modeled after Wikileaks and the Al Jazeera Transparency Unit, reports Yahoo's Cutline.

    Like WikiLeaks, the Al Jazeera Transparency Unit allows users to submit files through an encrypted system that does not record any of their personal information.



    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:41 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Al Jazeera launched the initiative earlier this month, but it's been getting a lot more attention since the network began reporting Sunday on more than 1,700 classified files in the network's possession, part of the biggest classified leak related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    It sounds smart because it would effectively cut out the middle man—who last time turned out to be kind of a headache—but as Julian Assange-profiler Raffi Khatchadourian (and soon filmmaker?) pointed out on the New Yorker blog, it won't make Wikileaks obsolete. One of Wikileaks goals is to be "a publisher of last resort."

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Exactly YSK..big gubmint needs to stay away...the GOP should be the last ones to try and pull this bs.Shows they still haven't FULLY heard us yet.

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 3:43 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Even if the Times decides something isn't newsworthy or safe to publish, Wikileaks could remain a major player in the new school of leak journalism. We also wonder if leakers will be as motivated to spill to The Times, which lacks the radical, anti-establishment persona of Wikileaks.

    The New York Observer - Jan 25 07:08am

    I don't know if this originates in a blog, but it is from Yahoo News, soooooooooooooooo

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:53 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Sounds like we need to get on the horn and remind our representatives just why they are where they are. I found this article and it sounds like this kind of stuff is very bipartisan
    If we don't tell them we don't accept this crap it will be ours.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:10 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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