White House Unveils Online Privacy 'Bill of Rights' to Protect Internet Users

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pet789

my roomate's aunt makes $83/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 8 months but last month her pay was $8682 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site...Nuttyrich . com

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Zoandar

Gee, how about adding the ban of telemarketing into this bill while they are at it?

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szore

Save us Obama, save us!

What a joke. Meanwhile he says nothing as Congress tries to take over the internet and tell you what information you have access to.

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Cregan89

Obama basically said that if SOPA passed congress he would likely veto it in it's current form. The big worry was that congress could have collected enough votes on SOPA to make it impossible for Obama to veto.

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Morete

Organizations getting my personal information is the least of my worries. Notice that Obama never mentioned government or law enforcement being restricted from accessing our personal and private information, just organizations e.g. corporations. Get rid of the Patriot Act and its ilk. Give us back our privacy and then come back to the podium and talk. We don't need the blue gun thugs or the agents of Satan in black robes of hell looking over our shoulder.

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dgrmouse

I'm not prepared to say that losing my personal information to commercial organizations is the least of my worries, but I agree that the government needs to roll back all the surveillance stuff they created to "defend us against terror." No more secret courts, no more installations in internet pipelines, etc.

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Hey.That_Dude

Sounds like fun. Now when companies like Sony and M$ screw up and let our data leak, It's a FEDERAL crime. Good thing the US gov. doesn't need to use any money to find these leaks as people will do it for them and then they can reap the benifits of the multi-million dollar fines that they tak on to those companies.

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qhoa1385

I like how they release this AFTER they took over Megaupload and read everyone's files

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skirge01

Absolute garbage! HardOCP noted this part from the story, which completely negates any good which might have come from it (emphasis added):

"While companies can VOLUNTARILY choose whether to adopt these principles, those that do commit could face enforcement action for straying from the principles."

What a crock!

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tony2tonez

I wonder how much of this is going to effect Facebook or how they will comply. Afterall they take your personal information very serious.

Also about the security topic.
So if a company employee loses another disk of information and my data is compromised can I sue them under this bill of rights, for their mishandling of personal data.

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dgrmouse

You can already sue anyone for anything. This initiative is going to be weak, but some states already have laws on the books that make the situation you describe a criminal act.

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pinson101

Does this mean that the IRS and FAFSA sites have to adhere to this as well? The FASFA sight is horrendous (If you are a college student, or have kids who are college aged you know what I mean). The IRS site is OK but a bit difficult at times.

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NVZBLT

Meanwhile in Canada Harper wants to have access to all our online info without a warrant.

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Refuge88

If this goes through, I think it is a great leap forward to keeping my internet pron surfing habits safe from Googles googly eyes.

We will see, but i do have hope

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Marthian

considering you just out and admitted this, I don't think it is protected at all. It's pretty much common knowledge and open to the public.

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Peanut Fox

Well he never said what kind of "pron"

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Refuge88

Or is even posting it publically less exposure than using Google to search for it?

Ponder on that one.

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