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Yesterday a U.S. House committee approved HR 1981, a broad new Internet snooping bill. They want to force Internet service providers to keep track of and store their customers' information -- including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Library Association, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups have expressed our opposition to this legislation.
Will you join us in opposition by emailing your lawmakers right away? Just click here.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
No thanks. As I do agree that the internet is open, I will NOT support any organization which hides behind the word "progress", when all I've ever seen from the "progressives" is a "regression" back to the stone age. They won't be happy until we're under Muslim rule, living in caves, and giving off zero carbon emissions. Like I said, "no thanks".
Originally posted by visualmiscreant
After sending the letter, I made the foolish mistake of sharing this on facebook. It asked for my username and password to log-in to facebook, but the link was never posted. I immediately changed my password on facebook, and I urge you not to share this link that way.
Originally posted by gougitousakusha
with these big company's like sony and paypal being hacked i do not want another data base with my information created and half assedly protected by ISPs trying to save a dime.edit on 29-7-2011 by gougitousakusha because: (no reason given)
I am a constituent and I join more than 25 civil liberties and privacy groups in urging you to oppose H.R. 1981. As Congresswoman Lofgren said a few days ago: "It represents a data bank of every digital act by every American that would 'let us find out where every single American visited Web sites" Rep. Sensenbrenner said: "I oppose this bill...It can be amended, but I don't think it can be fixed...It poses numerous risks that well outweigh any benefits, and I'm not convinced it will contribute in a significant way to protecting children." Rep. Conyers said "The bill is mislabeled.... This is not protecting children from Internet pornography. It's creating a database for everybody in this country for a lot of other purposes." This legislation is a direct assault on Internet users, and I urge you to oppose it.