February 21, 2009

DC looks to track your web browsing

Bipartisan FAIL because the Democrats proposed pretty much the same thing a few years ago.  I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, who evokes the Think of The ChildrenTM argument, that'd be Senator Cornyn,

"While the Internet has generated many positive changes in the way we communicate and do business, its limitless nature offers anonymity that has opened the door to criminals looking to harm innocent children," U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said at a press conference on Thursday. "Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level."

Yeah, and what about privacy?  What safeguards will be put in place to keep individuals with access to that information from abusing it for political or personal ends?  Our medical records are already compromised, will our web browsing be too? 

Undoubtedly, we need to do what we can to keep predators away from kids online, but these sorts of blanket regulations end up doing very little to advance security for those it's meant to provide security for, the potential for abuse of the information gathered is is too great, and the cost is immense.  The money that would be used for the new bureaucracies and databanks for this plan would be better spent on traditional police work and stings. 

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