House Panel Approves Internet Snooping Bill

What are these Republicans thinking?  The intention was to catch Porn. Nothing to do with Terrorism. What are we fighting for anyway? Do they really want us to live in a police state? Have they no thought as to what this information can be used for? House Judiciary committee no less
Read this disgusting piece of ignorance. And CNet says a ” victory for conservatives”???
Internet providers would be forced to keep logs of their customers’ activities for one year–in case police want to review them in the future–under legislation that a U.S. House of Representatives committee approved today.
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,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who led Democratic opposition to the bill 
A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses, some committee members suggested. By a 7-16 vote, the panel rejected an amendment that would have clarified that only IP addresses must be stored.

 The 19 to 10 vote represents a victory for conservative Republicans, who made data retention their first major technology initiative after last fall’s elections, and the Justice Department officials who have quietly lobbied for the sweeping new requirements, a development first reported by CNET.

Read more of this wacko nonsense at: CNET

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