Skip to comments.Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited
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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Fat lot of good that would do them.
Out of their minds!
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??
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.
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.
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I would hate for ‘Anonymous’ to perceive this as some sort of provocation by the Hawaii state legislature...
It's the same thing. I thought the Supremes struck this kind of thing down with libraries and movie rentals.
Let’s just give Hawaii to the nips.
They already own it, actually.
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.
“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.”
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.
Grow up, punk.
I hope a couple of Tennessee GOP state lawmakers don’t hear about it. They’ll try too pass that law here also.
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.
Your lack of vocabulary is telling. ESL?