The Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act Would Record All Your Online Activity

So We all thought SOPA/PIPA was bad, huh? Well say hello to the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act, the big bill that has very little to do with protecting children and everything to do with the federal government monitoring your every keystroke when you are on the internet.

The bill was actually passed last year by the House and largely ignored by the same corporate media that largely ignored SOPA and PIPA until the internet decided to force the issue.

The majority of backers for SOPA and PIPA have reserved course and dropped support for the bills since the denizens of the internet voiced their outrage loud and clear. Some may have seen this as a victory but the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act reminds us that the fight is far from over.

Misleading title aside this bill is far worse than SOPA and PIPA and not so ironically has the same exact sponsor, one Senator Lamar Smith of Texas. The bill requires ISPs to store customer’s names, phone numbers, search history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and temporarily assigned IP addresses for at least one year. Privacy laws? We don’t need no stinking privacy laws.

While SOPA and PIPA have been shelved indefinitely the battle for internet freedom is hardly over and now is the time to fight harder than ever against an out of control government that seeks to undermine the very ideals that define this country.

 

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