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Your ISP as Net watchdog


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:06 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly shopping around the explosive idea of requiring Internet service providers to retain records of their customers' online activities. Last modified: June 16, 2005, 4:00 AM PDT By Declan McCullagh Staff Writer, CNET News.com Data retention rules could permit police to obtain records of e-mail chatter, Web browsing or chat-room activity months after Internet providers ordinarily would have deleted the logs--that is, if logs were ever kept in the first place. No U.S. law currently mandates that such logs be kept. In theory, at least, data retention could permit successful criminal and terrorism prosecutions that otherwise would have failed because of insufficient evidence. But privacy worries and questions about the practicality of assembling massive databases of customer behavior have caused a similar proposal to stall in Europe and could engender stiff opposition domestically.
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:48 PM

And now the military wants to set up a database of all citizens above 16, including addresses, social security numbers, and school grades to "aid them in their recruiting efforts."
One wonders how secure this information will be, knowing that the GAO has criticised governmental lack of computer security; certainly, unless safeguards are put in place, this information could be used by any governmental agency for any purpose.
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:24 PM

"Pentagon creating student database"

Read the full Washington Post article here.
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