USA Today reports that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in conjunction with FBI Director Robert Mueller, have asked various internet companies to keep user records on hand for up to two years in order to assist with in investigations of child pornography and terrorism cases. Justice Department officials outlined their request last week in a private meeting with Google, Verizon, Comcast, and other companies. While officials are not looking for the content of eMails, they are asking for records such as eMail traffic and web searches. This marks a departure from previous efforts, where officials were concerned...

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