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Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited
cnet ^ | |January 26, 2012 12:36 AM PST | Declan McCullagh

Posted on 01/27/2012 1:46:06 PM PST by BenLurkin

Hawaii's legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site their customers visit.

Its House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing this morning on a new bill (PDF) requiring the creation of virtual dossiers on state residents. The measure, H.B. 2288, says "Internet destination history information" and "subscriber's information" such as name and address must be saved for two years.

H.B. 2288, which was introduced Friday, says the dossiers must include a list of Internet Protocol addresses and domain names visited. Democratic Rep. John Mizuno of Oahu is the lead sponsor; Mizuno also introduced H.B. 2287, a computer crime bill, at the same time last week.

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1 posted on 01/27/2012 1:46:11 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

John Mizuno, Dem. state legislator in Hawaii and a sponsor of the bill, wants to require virtual dossiers to be compiled on state residents: two years' worth of their Internet browsing. (Credit: Hawaii.gov)
2 posted on 01/27/2012 1:47:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
They would discover that I only visited one Internet address: a proxy server located outside of the State.

Fat lot of good that would do them.

3 posted on 01/27/2012 1:53:41 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: BenLurkin

Out of their minds!


4 posted on 01/27/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by RBW in PA
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To: BenLurkin

How long will it take them to discover many of their own party have been visiting sites that are a big NO-NO and get themselves in trouble??


5 posted on 01/27/2012 1:58:05 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: Johnny B.

Yeah, I was going to say that not only is this blatantly unconstitutional, it’s also incredibly easy to get around. Proxy servers work just fine.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 1:59:48 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they should just track the websites visited by Rep. John Mizuno. Ideas like that have to come from visiting some really anti-American sources.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 2:04:24 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: BenLurkin

TOR Browser Bundle
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en


8 posted on 01/27/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: BenLurkin

I would hate for ‘Anonymous’ to perceive this as some sort of provocation by the Hawaii state legislature...


9 posted on 01/27/2012 2:08:35 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BenLurkin
In other news, citizens book reading habits tracked.

It's the same thing. I thought the Supremes struck this kind of thing down with libraries and movie rentals.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/27/2012 2:09:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Let’s just give Hawaii to the nips.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 2:13:00 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Let’s just give Hawaii to the nips.

They already own it, actually.

12 posted on 01/27/2012 2:22:03 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Palin FTW!)
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To: flintsilver7

Germany, a couple of years ago, was going to make the same kind of requirement...except they wanted cellphone companies to keep a list of all calls made, Email server companies to track addresses sent or received, and all web sites would be kept. The companies came back and said each action would require a cost....which naturally made the political folks happy because they’d just invite a tax for this. Then it was pointed out that they couldn’t exactly guarantee the privacy of such data and it could be stolen by foreign governments. Then the issue of backing up the data on a routine basis came up. I’m not sure if this ever advanced too far.

The cops and prosecutors are the ones who press for this and vaguely understand the privacy issues at hand. And when you suggest that their own personal data might be stolen by some Chinese kid and used against them....usually it scares them a bit.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: BenLurkin

“Danno, get me a list of every website visited by every person on the island in the last 90 days.”

“Have it for you in half an hour, Steve.”


14 posted on 01/27/2012 2:29:56 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

If they pass and sign this,,,,i sincerely think revolt by any effective means is justified. I would only caution people against using any methods immoral for someone living in East Germany to employ against the Stasi. I’m thinking,,,im thinking,,, There must be one.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 2:40:54 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: PAR35
Let’s just give Hawaii to the nips.

Grow up, punk.

16 posted on 01/27/2012 2:51:08 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hope a couple of Tennessee GOP state lawmakers don’t hear about it. They’ll try too pass that law here also.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 2:55:39 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: BenLurkin

My guess is this has nothing to do with solving a crime, but if that happens, its extra gravy. The primary use of this would be to collect information on all Hawaiians in order to sell that information. They just want a piece of Facebook’s action.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 3:28:15 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: BenLurkin
In Griswold v.Connecticut (1965), The SCOTUS ruled that I have a "right to privacy" in my bedroom. So, if I am using my computer in my bedroom ....
19 posted on 01/27/2012 3:34:37 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Talisker

Your lack of vocabulary is telling. ESL?


20 posted on 01/27/2012 4:15:17 PM PST by PAR35
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To: pepsionice

Scary isn’t it.

Seems the State is starting to show its true colors. Plan accordingly.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 9:02:01 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: BenLurkin

First they track it, then they ban it.

Just like China.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 9:52:14 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Bobalu

Are you using Tor and have you had any problems with it?


23 posted on 01/30/2012 1:44:22 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: GrandmaPatriot

I do use TOR, no major problems.
Of course it’s a bit slower because you are going through a chain of proxies.

TOR browser is a custom version of Firefox.
The TOR browser bundle contains everything you need.


24 posted on 01/30/2012 4:02:53 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks. Since I am in Hawaii I’m going to give it a whirl. What a revolting development this state is in.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 4:37:37 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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