This is an article about USAG Roberto Gonzales calling for new “data retention rules” for ISPs (the people that you pay to use the internet).
Basically, he says there’s a need for a standard because the people that do crime fighting need that information.
The reason why this is stupid is that we could all be masking our data, what servers we access, etc. Tor is a program designed to do just that. It works reasonably well, but it would work better if more people used it. If you are going to continue to “crack down” on businesses that provide services for the internet, most people will begin to use that sort of technology. Once that happens, you lose the ballgame altogether.
It’s a mixed bag, and it’s another area of the world where we need to have a sit-down as a society and come to a solution. But we’re too fucking lazy. Ah well, maybe the next species to evolve thumbs will think of it. Selah.
As a side note, I want to say I love every single person, and I believe we are capable of making changes to this world that will serve us and future generations in ways we could only dream of. Please, why don’t we?