Sunday, February 19, 2012

Big Brother Legislation Under the Guise of Protecting Children: .

If you haven't noticed there is a significant effort to not only severely restrict the internet, but to spy and collect our personal information while doing so. This time, it's under the guise of protecting children from Internet pornography: H.R.1981 - Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 A bill which Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has fast-tracked.

However, this bill does not protect children from anything at all - because criminals use encryption and other devious methods to avert authorities, whereas ordinary citizens do not - rather, this bill would require Internet service providers to capture credit card data, bank statements, IP information and search history from every user and keep it on hand for 18 months. Moreover, the government would not need a warrant to look at all your data. And once all of this personal information about innocent Americans is collected, it would be available to law enforcement for any purpose.

So, once again,  in this ever expanding Orwellian house of mirrors, the innocent are targeted, while the truly guilty go free.


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