“Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011"
Under the guise of protecting kids from being used in child pornography this, this bill will make your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to keep a 18month record of your entire search history, what sites you visit, what you do on the sites etc including everything you purchase and your entire financial information used in said purchase including credit card info and IP address.
Just to "make sure" your not looking at child porn or searching for it or uploading/sharing it.
What H.R. 1981 is trying to do is amend a law already in place allowing authorities to legally issue subpoenas to get your ISP to start collecting information (because it was never stored before, you were not suspected of anything yet). It plans to amend this law by making your ISP at all times monitor all your online activities and keep detailed records of it for 18 months for the government to look at whenever it wants.
Even if you have done nothing wrong.
But dont worry! They care about you and your privacy! Just read this!
(1) to encourage electronic communication service providers to give prompt notice to their customers in the event of a breach of the data retained pursuant to section 2703(h) of title 18 of the United States Code, in order that those effected can take the necessary steps to protect themselves from potential misuse of private information; and
(2) that records retained pursuant to section 2703(h) of title 18, United States Code, should be stored securely to protect customer privacy and prevent against breaches of the records.
Provisions added for your safety! So dont worry about these guys having all your personal bank records and search history etc. They will make sure no one can get to it!
Just like every other company that got hacked and all their clients and customers credit cards emails and what not that got leaked to the Internet.
Anyone remember the Facebook dumps? Or Playstation Network?
Or how about the government contracted security firm HBGary that Anonymous hacked. The Anonymous hacking group that the government and FBI say is a bunch of kids behind proxies.In case you dont know, the CEO of this firm talked shit about Anonymous and how they had info on them blah blah and within 24hrs guess what? They got hacked and out in place. CEO resigned. Fail
So really how safe will our information be?
But how nice enough of them to "notify" us if it is hacked so we can waste our fucking time canceling all our cards, making disputes of purchases and getting new information and all that fancy jazz.
Fun fact: This bill was made by Lamar Smith. The same Senator that introduced SOPA. HR 1981 made last year in May. And was kept until now to be pushed and rushed (after SOPAs inevitable defeat) into law.
It already passed the initial hearing.
The battle is not over guys. If you want your privacy and freedom, and you oppose this bill your a pedophile.
Lamar Smith, greatest troll ever? Maybe
So, besides the fact they are playing on most of our hate for these sick pedophiles and naming their censorship bill in such a way, let me tell you that it is EXTREMELY hard to find "CP" of child porn on the net. Its just not there. A pedophile will not risk sharing his/her collections on public or even private sites. Way to risky. Google indexes BILLIONS of things on the Internet and they filter a lot of the CP out. Even blocking Google search results for CP.
You cant find it. Its to damn difficult. You may get luck but expect the FBI party van to come rolling by your house.
Most of the sick pedo fucks use darknets or other means to share their stuff. And guess what? SOPA or PIPA or HR 1981 will not and cannot stop these methods.
So is it all really worth it? No. Is it even effective? No. Will it stop CP in any capacity? No.
This is no more then a tactic to censor free speech and free flow of information.