Well, well, here we go again. So it seems teh Attorney Puppet General caters to his bosses whims, as opposed to the rules of law. Now the administration want to keep my surfing and email patterns, apparently to help the war on terror. I’m sure Verizon and ATT won’t have a problem with this, but seeing that this will require congressional approval, let’s hope that this can be delayed somehow until after the elections, when more sensible will be placed into office.
The U.S. Department of Justice has quietly told Google, Microsoft and other major Internet companies that it wants them to keep detailed records of where people go while surfing the Web for up to two years. The proposal, which would require congressional approval, could dramatically change how companies cooperate with law enforcement agencies investigating everything from terrorist networks to child pornography. Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could also be forced to comply. Brian Roehrkasse, a Justice Department spokesman, said the government wants companies to keep data related to Web searches and e-mail exchanges — but not content, such as e-mail messages or attachments.
MercuryNews.com | 06/02/2006 | U.S. wants Web records