Congress could make ISPs track users


News.com reports that Wisconsin Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has proposed a bill that would basically rewrite internet privacy rules by requiring ISPs to keep a log of user’s online activities. This proposal comes just weeks after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that ISPs should keep logs for a “reasonable amount of time.” The proposed legislation would also create a new federal felony, aimed at sites that have a “reason to believe” that it facilitates online child pornography through hyperlinks, search results, or chat forums. This legislation is expected to be announced as early as this week…

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