SOPA author strikes back with Internet surveillance bill; no one is safe By Sebastian Haley

18 February 2012SOPA author strikes back with Internet surveillance bill; no one is safe | VentureBeat

SOPA author Lamar Smith is sponsoring a new bill named the ‘Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011″ (H.R. 1981). The bill is not brand new, mind you, but with so many other oppressive attempts by the government to invade privacy and control the Internet lately, it has managed to slip by relatively unnoticed until now.

The bill (which can be read here) would alter U.S. code Chapter 18 section 2703 ‘Required Disclosure of Customer Communications or Records’ so that all Internet service providers would need to store your IP address for at least 12 months, along with any highly sensitive personal information such as credit card data.

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