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Friday July 29, 2011

House Panel Approves Broadened ISP Snooping Bill

By a show of hands, how many of you expected anything different from a our elected officials? That's what I thought. I am actually surprised they didn't want DNA samples or fingerprints on record too.

A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses, some committee members suggested. By a 7-16 vote, the panel rejected an amendment that would have clarified that only IP addresses must be stored.

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House Panel Approves Broadened ISP Snooping Bill

By a show of hands, please tell us if you expected anything different from a our elected officials. I am actually surprised they didn't want DNA samples or fingerprints on record too.

A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses, some committee members suggested. By a 7-16 vote, the panel rejected an amendment that would have clarified that only IP addresses must be stored.

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