Congress Considers Stepping on Rights, Windows Mobile Share Nil & Who's DNA Is It Anyway?

Posted by brideoflinux on Aug 6, 2011 5:47 AM EDT
FOSS Force; By Christine Hall
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The House will soon be considering a bill that will require ISP’s to maintain logs of their customers Internet use for a 12 month period. As I understand it, the law would include a customer’s browsing history, credit card numbers, etc. The stated purpose of the proposed law is to catch pedophiles visiting child porn sites, but everybody who knows anything about the Internet agrees it won’t be very effective at doing that. What it will do, if enacted, is bring Orwell’s “Big Brother” vision a little closer to home and make your network connected devices look even more like telescreens than they do now.

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