Friday, February 20, 2009

Retain this, John Cornyn

They want to what?

Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.
And of course ..

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."

For ... the  ... children.  Was he wrapped in the American flag and brandishing an apple pie, too?

I could spend electrons raging about this latest bit of foolishness.

But the Mad Rocket Scientist already did so I don't have to.

Seriously, this shit has to stop. I accept the risks that crime may go unsolved, it's part of the price of freedom and liberty. You guys can bite my ass.

What he said.

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