Byte Rights: Think of the Children, But Not Too Carefully

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bpstone

The legal pornography industry could be completely moved our newly introduced .xxx domain to further stop illegal online activity. Internet serivce providers already log everything you do. Which is ok when you're not breaking the law. It allows legit authorities to catch real criminals. The ability for companies to log and use your personal data however they want is another story.

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praack

another interesting tidbit about this law is that it relaxes the right to gather information on the children too. currently it is pretty restrictive- but the new law states that ISP's need to collect and maintain the information in order to delete it later- so this way they can track children where the current law is against that.- good for marketing

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praack

another interesting tidbit about this law is that it relaxes the right to gather information on the children too. currently it is pretty restrictive- but the new law states that ISP's need to collect and maintain the information in order to delete it later- so this way they can track children where the current law is against that.- good for marketing

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xs0u1x

anybody else laugh at the glaring picture of chris hansen? wasn't expecting that.

 

otherwise, spot on article.

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lostcause64

More of the best government money can buy...

 

...And they're watching to see if you want to do something about it or not...

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Guisano

The Patriot Act

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Nimrod

"I don't actually want to allege that the government wants to spy on its citizens by looking for any shade of gray or dissent online, but acts like these make it hard not to wonder."

 

Wink/nudge? Because they sure as hell are. The head of the CIA has said that Google search terms and Facebook among others are mined all the time for this exact reason. The white house said the exact same thing as well.

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stradric

You really didn't need to make up the "Save Kittens Act" to make your point.  You could have just cited actual laws like "Healthy Forest" and "Clear Skies".  Healthy Forest, signed by Dubya, opened up forests for more logging while Clear Skies was said to "clear the sky... of birds."  Clear Skies, also signed by Dubya, allowed more air pollution. 

It's pretty slimy the way these politicians work.  We're overrun by lobbyists, and people are barely paying attention to what's happening.  They use dirty tactics like this to further confuse and turn people off to participating.  It's so much easier and less frustrating to simply ignore what's going on in our name.  Ignorance sure is bliss in the short term, but really comes and bites you back in the long run.

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sammy_sam

Welcome to America!

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IIAbeII

Same kinda stuff is happening in Canada too. . . its crazy.

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