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FBI Wants ISP's To Track Users

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posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 09:28 PM
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Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, stated Tuesday that he would like to see Internet Service Providers retain records of activities of its users.
 



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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]




posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 10:31 PM
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You can (for now) thwart any tracking efforts just by starting to use a browser called "Torpark". Torpark randomly changes your url and other things, plus it encrypts your data--even your ISP won't know what you have been up to. BTW, Torpark is free, You can download it at:
cache.spurl.net...

Torpark is small and efficient and portable. If you put it on a flash card or USB key drive you can install it on just about any computer you happen to sit down in front of and remove it when you're done. It has tabbed browsing, etc. as well.

[edit on 18-10-2006 by Astronomer70]



posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 10:57 PM
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Thank you Astronomer

Everyone should read the articles at that site as well. I had no idea it had gone this far. The media has really dropped the ball on this one. We should all think twice about anything we post here or anywhere else for that matter. Who knows what they would consider subversive?



posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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OP,
Sorry. I voted yes on this one



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