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Last Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives’ judiciary committee passed a bill that makes the online activity of every American available to police and attorneys upon request under the guise of protecting children from pornography.
The Republican-majority sponsored bill is called the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011.
It has nothing to do with pornography, and was opposed by over 30 civil liberties and consumer advocacy organizations, as well as one brave indie ISP that is urging its customers to do everything they can to protest the invasion of privacy.
Never input your personal information online like real names, address, phone nos or anything that you can be identified with.
1. Never give out personal information on the Internet, such as their address, telephone number, the name or location of their school, or their parents' names.
2. ...never to post a home address, telephone number, or personal photograph
7.Choose a gender-neutral online name in a chat room to avoid harassment.
Originally posted by buddybaney
reply to post by dave0davidson
just wait till the riaa and mpaa file class action lawsuits with the data legally available against all INTERNET users in the u.s and we all get our "bills" for all the "illegal" things we have listened to or viewed on line
Because of the way the bill requires information to be collected and stored, the EFF called the bill “ripe for abuse by law enforcement officials” and said that because the laws designed to protect the private data of consumers from government access are insufficient and out-of-date, it creates “a perfect storm for government abuse.”
Originally posted by dave0davidson
This seems very alarming at first. But when you think about it, ISPs are definitely keeping a record of our internet activities anyway.
They make money selling that type of information to data mining companies who keep track of trends in people's browsing habits.
If you don't think they are already doing this stuff, I've got bad news for ya.