There’s an article in today’s NYT regarding efforts by the DOJ to get your ISP to retain records of your browsing habits for a much as two years. Currently, they throw it away after a couple of weeks.
Naturally, AG AG’s justification for this is fighting terrorism, kiddie porn, terror porn, and kiddie terrorism. Oh, and helping out the RIAA, too:
Yeah… but… they would never look at without a warrant. Unless you’re foreign. Or send emails to foreigners. Or aren’t foreign, actually, but just trust 'em. They won’t. Honest. Yup.
Yeah, so I know that a lot of you will have a problem with it, some of you will think it’s just peachy, and one particular Doper will hew so tightly to the narrowest possible interpretation of every word in the Fourth Amendment that this thread will likely be thrown off on a three page tangent about the definition of the words “shall” and “not.”
But that’s not what I’m most pissed off about at the moment. I’m most pissed off about this:
So the nation’s number two law enforcement official is disseminating images of kids being fucking abused not as evidence in an investigation or a court case, but to make a fucking political point to a bunch of fucking suits in a fucking meeting? Did Clippy go, like:
It looks like you’re looking for pictures of children being raped, Would you like to:
[ul][li]Use a little boy getting fucked in the ass?[/li][li]Use a little girl sucking her uncle’s dick?[/li][li]Visit the NAMBLA Online Clip Art Archive?[/li][/ul]
Jesus. I bet that those big-shot telecom executives can imagine what the term “child pornography” denotes.
This is like those abortion protesters with their pamphlets with that photo of a bloody fetus in a garbage bag, or the PETA shmuchks who hand out leaflets with pictures of a steer being gutted in front of Burger King. Only much, much more fucked up.
What a sick fuck.