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Republicans Set To SPY On Internet Users

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing.
A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.
One focus will be on reviving a dormant proposal for data retention that would require companies to store Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for two years, CNET has learned.



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Isn't it funny when many ATS members try to bash the current sitting president when it comes to invading internet privacy when it's really the Conservatives who want full censorship and control? They think they have it "rough" when Obama is in office? Just wait until a Republican steps in...

Actually, when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter if its Republican or Democrat as the two parties have never been so close or similar in policies before until recently.

We're in for some rough times folks.
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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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It's both sides of the aisle that want this kind of thing passed.
No mistake about that.

But as usual, if they stick to the divide and conquer trick, then the citizens fight amongst themselves without addressing the fact that it is happening.
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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Regardless of political party, after a bit of research your source is rather liberally biased. But your right, we are heading for some rough waters.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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No doubt about it. I think many though forget it was the Bush administration that began regulations on the internet with restrictions on adult entertainment which eventually lead to the arrest of pornographers and the closing of adult websites (including a section on Rotten.com)

I think we should always remember the quote about Fascism coming to America and when it does, it'll be wrapped in an American flag and carrying a cross.

So to those who voted for the Republicans to get into the House...well done...well done.

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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both basically identical when it comes to freedoms so there is no point in even voting for either side.
in the uk the parties are almost identical apart from the conservatives let the rich pay less tax and the labour party let the poor pay less tax, but they are exactly the same when it comes to world politics and pretty much everything apart from the less public funding under the conservatives as the rich pay less tax.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Of course, you could be honest, instead of partisan in your thread title (from your source):

Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, was the first to announce such a proposal.
news.cnet.com...

Either way, retention has been around for awhile now.

deny ignorance
jw



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Welcome to the left right paradigm. This is why we need to TARGET both sides of the isle in the next election as well. If there is enough time left we will eventually root out all of the totalitarian scumbags whether there's an 'R' after their name, or a 'D'.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by jdub297
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Of course, you could be honest, instead of partisan in your thread title (from your source):

Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, was the first to announce such a proposal.
news.cnet.com...

Either way, retention has been around for awhile now.

deny ignorance
jw


And did the Republicans oppose the idea? No. They did not as it seems they are pursuing the plan itself.

Deny ignorance.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by SeventhSeal
And did the Republicans oppose the idea? No. They did not as it seems they are pursuing the plan itself.


That's the point. You getting it now?

Something tells me we've got another one of those "all of them are totalitarian" posters who conspicuously spout on about one party being "better" than the other.

You either get it or you dont.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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I don't understand how anyone who is half awake can not see BOTH parties work in concert to take away our liberties and legally empower the banks and corporations.


They work for those who really sign their paycheck...

And that isn't you!!!!



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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I know Obama wants this power for Homeland Security. But I don't think Republicans should continue on the unconstitutional homeland security bandwagon any more. I hope this fails in the House.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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According to this blog, its the DOJ that wants this bill. Is Eric Holder a republican?

activistnews.blogspot.com...




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