Uh oh...here we go.
I just came from a thread about Internet addiction...they are all going to be over here in a few minutes...:)
The words of a tyrant.
Depending on what they want to track, anyone can be found guilty. Visiting a conservative site, for instance.
Robert Mueller can make a hermetic seal between his lips and my ass.
Much easier to just have to deal with Comcast or other cable co. and then deal with the local phone company that provides DSL.
I'm waiting for the usual suspects to come marching in and defend this LATEST assault on our liberties at the hands of our Benevolent Leaders.
This plan is made of 24k failure.
Plenty would love to search homes without a warrant, too; doesn't make it a good idea.
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt
That's because, Mr. Director of Funded But Incompetent, storing log files takes disk space and disk space costs money.
I've worked for several ISPs, from mom-and-pop shops to one of the largest in the country. It is common practice to discard all logs of routers unless you are troubleshooting.
Since the 1996 Electronic Communication Transactional Records Act (thanks Bill!) most ISP's send all of their server logs directly to /dev/null, thus bypassing the law requiring them to retain logs for 90 days of any record in their possession. By not generating logs, they have nothing to retain.
If ISPs store every log file of every user packet, who is going to pay for all of that storage?
People are entitled to have an INFORMED opinion. Too bad blowhards like this can stand in front of a microphone and display their ignorance.
As a practical matter, a US Government mandate to log user activity would probably sink every ISP with less than 5000 users immediately.
For the rest, expect your ISP bill to double instantly.
So is picking your nose and leaving the remnants under the edge of your chair. I propose that the House take action immediately.
My Irony Emitter is malfunctioning...nobody seemed to pick up that I WAS one of those people over in the Internet Addiction thread at
Hi...my name is rlmorel...I'm a Freepaholic...:)
It is much easier to ease drop on the web, then on the streets in seedy areas sometimes. Overall, anything I ever write or explore on the web, I fully intend to see it someday used against me. Maybe I am paranoid or something or just realistic. One never knows.
But if terrorists are using the internet, I believe certain types of procedures and system should be put in place to access information or patterns that could help stop terrorism or crime.