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Rep. Lamar Smith Wants To Monitor Your IM's, Emails and Surfing Activity!

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posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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Rep. Lamar Smith has submitted a Bill that will require all ISP's to record all users IM, Surfing, and Email activity indefinitly. The new Bill is called The Safety Act (You know...for the kids)



A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows.

[It] would require ISPs to record all users’ surfing activity, IM conversations and email traffic indefinitely. The bill, dubbed the Safety Act by sponsor Lamar Smith, a republican congressman from Texas, would impose fines and a prison term of one year on ISPs which failed to keep full records. (emphasis mine)

This is a terrifying development and it must be stopped before it gains any significant momentum. Background, Action items and contact information below the fold.


Under the guise of reducing child pornography, the SAFETY (Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth) Act is currently the gravest threat to digital privacy rights on the Internet. Given the increasing tendency of people, especially young people, to use the Internet as a primary means of communication, this measure would affect nearly all Americans in ways we are only beginning to understand. Also, given the fact that the Act requires all Internet Service Providers to record the web surfing activity of all Internet users, this amounts to the warrantless wiretapping of the entire Internet

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posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 01:44 PM
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Anyone that drops Hudsucker references gets cookie points from me ^_^

Oh and yeah, outrage, rabble rabble rabble.
*edit*

You have already voted for ThePieMaN this month.

Nevermind then.




[edit on 14-2-2007 by Awake and All Seeing]



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 01:52 PM
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Child porn is a great wedge issue for those seeking to impose a total surveillance state. Things like that are great wedge issues anytime governments are looking for a power grab - "what, you oppose the .gov looking through all your private communications? AHA! It must be because you support child porn!"

Terrorism is good for this kinda stuff, but kiddie porn/child molestation works even better. Nobody wants to be seen as soft on child molesters.



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex

Terrorism is good for this kinda stuff, but kiddie porn/child molestation works even better. Nobody wants to be seen as soft on child molesters.



Meanwhile like that Homeland security guy and several others in government ...they are the ones with the thing for the kiddies.

They just want to have full control.



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by ThePieMaN

They just want to have full control.


They wont get it. Atleast not as long as Im alive.
People are waking up to this kind of crap all the time, everyday.
I also think that many people are aware of whats happening and just waiting for their moment to do something about it.
That moment is coming, slowly but surely.



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 03:32 PM
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11Bravo- sorry for being negative but they will just take your communications without you knowing it. its probably been going on for a while.

there must be some bored people that work at gchq and nsa looking through peoples emails, and phones calls, etc...



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 04:07 PM
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The only thing they will find in my emails is PapaJohn Pizza specials and pills for increasing their manhood.
Im going off-grid in the next 2 years, screw this non-sense.
Not that I wont still be in the mix, Im just going off-grid.
I have enough information now, I have researched the coming global government and know their tricks.



posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by 11Bravo
The only thing they will find in my emails is PapaJohn Pizza specials and pills for increasing their manhood.
Im going off-grid in the next 2 years, screw this non-sense.
Not that I wont still be in the mix, Im just going off-grid.
I have enough information now, I have researched the coming global government and know their tricks.


i know what your saying, once you learnt there methods, it does get tiresome, of them just repeating everything.

history repeats and all that. people do not relise they can live without the internet.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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removed as per t and c
edit on 7-10-2011 by rabidrabbit because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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Oh look, another conservative behaving like a fascist.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by rabidrabbit
Here's another interesting law being proposed by Smith:



The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out in the U.S., would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) -- even if the planned activities are legal in the countries where they're carried out. The new law, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) allows prosecutors to bring conspiracy charges against anyone who discusses, plans or advises someone else to engage in any activity that violates the CSA, the massive federal


this is an unenforceable law that was written in order to give government the power to arbitrarily charge anyone the can prove even discusses bringing contraband into the US.
someone must have overcharged Smith on his last box of Cohibas.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Can it be both 'unenforceable' and give them reason to arrest?

Seems the two would be mutually exclusive.



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