TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: ISPs Must Begin Holding Data For two Years

Re: ISPs Must Begin Holding Data For two Years

John Hines (
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 10:06:36 -0500

Jon Swartz & Kevin Johnson <> wrote:

> Top law enforcement officials have asked leading Internet companies to

That is a key, it is a REQUEST, because the justice department doesn't
want to go to congress for a law requiring it.

They are hoping the use of child porn, and terrorism will get
companies to do this on their own. I'm sure any company expressing
anything less than total enthusiasm will be vilified in the press for
aiding and abetting.

If I had something to say, this is where I'd say it.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: One thing police (my generic phrase for
government in general) strongly rely on is their cheering squad of
fools on issues like child porn, terrorism, etc. Without that cheering
squad constantly making a ruckus and a lot of noise, people might be
able to think _logically_ on these social issues and (gasp! god forbid!)
reach some independent conclusions different than police 'wisdom'. Why,
(gasp! god forbid!) enough independent thinkers might lead us back
to the original ideals, of government _by_ the people and _for_ the
people, rather than government by and for the police, as is now the
situation. PAT]

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