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Thread: Bill would require ISPs to track users

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    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
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    A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to keep information about their users' identities and, possibly, their actions online.

    Earlier this month, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced a bill (H.R. 837) with a stated purpose of combating child pornography but the legislation also includes a measure that would force ISPs to monitor their users, an item that has long been on law enforcement's wish list. The bill mandates that the U.S. Attorney General determine the exact regulations, but the rules should "at a minimum, require retention of records, such as the name and address of the subscriber or registered user to whom an Internet Protocol address, user identification or telephone number was assigned, in order to permit compliance with court orders."

    Needless to say, privacy advocates and Internet industry groups are not pleased.

    "The Smith proposal would give the attorney general carte blanche to require service providers to keep all information imaginable on every one of their users," Kate Dean, executive director of the U.S. Internet Service Provider Association, told the Washington Post last week.

    Other proposed legislation would require that registered sexual offenders give up their online e-mail and Web-site addresses, as they currently must do with their physical addresses. Personal privacy has taken center stage in 2007, following numerous data breaches, worries about government surveillance and the monitoring of employees by corporations.

    The bill, H.R. 837, is known as the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth (SAFETY) Act of 2007.

    Source: SecurityFocus
    One for the U.S.; All this information and keeping tabs does scare me a bit ex: Google. I'm just naturally afraid of the system/machine I guess.
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    erRor67's Avatar Lord Of Everything
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    fuk this shit. So much for privacy.

    I believe that the police does need to crack down on child pornography but this is just too much. ISP monitoring its users who have no history or suspicion of child porn is just not cool
    blah blah blah... whatever...

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    How does monitoring ones internet connection prevent child pornography from being created.
    It only makes it easier to catch the criminals but does nothing to prevent children from being exploited.
    And it only works without any form of encryption.

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    backlash's Avatar usenet lover
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    maybe they should implant a computer chip to track each US citizen and monitor them.

    "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Benjamin Franklin

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    Mindfukced's Avatar Poster
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    Quote Originally Posted by backlash View Post
    maybe they should implant a computer chip to track each US citizen and monitor them.

    I was reading this website the other day:

    then seen this:

    IBM's Patent Application, "Identification and tracking of persons using RFID-tagged items"

    you can download the patent application here:

    Also seen this:

    Dont know what to make of it all, but sure is interesting reading.

    Also , a video on youtube:


    Last edited by Mindfukced; 02-21-2007 at 02:58 PM.

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    maxehhh's Avatar Downloader BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    The fight against the Child Pornography is just an excuse, the police and the goverment has their own method to find those fuckers..


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