Re: Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by catchme, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. catchme

    catchme Guest

    Lookout wrote:
    > Big Brother will be watching more than ever
    >
    > http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/02/20/internet.records.bill/index.html
    >
    > Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal
    > law that would require all Internet providers and operators of
    > millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and
    > home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police
    > investigations.
    >


    this bill is unworkable for many businesses, particularly those coffee
    shops which issue the same (non- expiring) password for all its
    customers, who may at any later time access the network from their cars,
    or even their homes if they reside close enough.
    Further, there are the war- drivers who access the internet via
    unsecured or weakly secured, wireless networks.
    As to actual ISP's, I assumed that was always the case- certainly here
    in Canada phone records are stored for a period of time, for which the
    police can obtain subpoenas to get data pertaining to a specifically
    named party or parties; this is part and parcel of the CRTC (canada's
    equiv. of FCC) regulations.
    catchme, Feb 23, 2009
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  2. catchme

    Bert Hyman Guest

    In news:3yEol.35984$ catchme
    <> wrote:

    > Lookout wrote:
    >> Big Brother will be watching more than ever
    >>
    >> http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/02/20/internet.records.bill/index.html
    >>
    >> Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal
    >> law that would require all Internet providers and operators of
    >> millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and
    >> home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police
    >> investigations.
    >>

    >
    > this bill is unworkable for many businesses,


    When have legislators and regulators ever cared about that?

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN
    Bert Hyman, Feb 23, 2009
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