Once again when something needs to be address, congress comes in and presents an absolutely, over-protecting, we must know what your doing at all times bill.
Enter Sen. John Cornyn, R – Texas, who introduced a bill that CNET’s Declan McCullagh describes the bill: “A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user.”
Sounds confusing? Here’s the bill in a nutshell. If you have a wireless access point, you will be required, under law, to keep records of where users go on the Internet. Not only would this include all public wi-fi hotspots like universities, libraries and coffee shops; but it would also apply to personal home routers as well.
Why such a law? To protect the children from online predators.
Thank you, Dateline!
Excuse my language, but I’m calling absolute bullshit on this bill. It’s not about the children, especially since a new study by Harvard University states that children should worry more about online bullying than being approached by a predator.
It’s more about protecting outdated copyright laws and it wouldn’t surprise my if the Record Artists and Industry of America and the Motion Pictures Association of America were behind this bill.