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Monday, February 12, 2007

Just when you think you've heard it all

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 3:55 PM

Along comes this:

A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows.

[It] would require ISPs to record all users' surfing activity, IM conversations and email traffic indefinitely.

The bill, dubbed the Safety Act by sponsor Lamar Smith, a republican congressman from Texas, would impose fines and a prison term of one year on ISPs which failed to keep full records.

They'll tell you this is about going after web predators.

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