posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 09:28 PM
Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, stated Tuesday that he would like to see Internet Service Providers retain records of activities of its users.
FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday called on Internet service providers to record their customers' online activities, a move that anticipates a
fierce debate over privacy and law enforcement in Washington next year.
"Terrorists coordinate their plans cloaked in the anonymity of the Internet, as do violent sexual predators prowling chat rooms," Mueller said in a
speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Boston.
"All too often, we find that before we can catch these offenders, Internet service providers have unwittingly deleted the very records that would
help us identify these offenders and protect future victims," Mueller said. "We must find a balance between the legitimate need for privacy and law
enforcement's clear need for access."
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Ok...the FBI wants ISP's to track what their users do so they can "preemptively" catch terrorists or sexual predators.
Now, think about it...in order to catch them *before* they take action, wouldn't they have to sift through the data first looking for possible
violations? And isn't that illegal?
There's obviously no way they could use the data after the fact to try to stop them.
Couple this with the Military Commissions Act, and things get even scarier.
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[edit on 19-10-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]