Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tracking Social Networking Sites?

From CNET News
Congress targets social-networking sites
By Declan McCullagh
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: June 29, 2006, 11:38 AM PDT

The concept of forcing companies to record information about their users' Internet activities to aid in future criminal prosecutions took another twist this week.
Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, originally proposed legislation (click here for PDF) in April that would require Internet service providers to retain activity logs to aid in criminal investigations, including ones involving child abuse.
Now DeGette and some of her colleagues in the House of Representatives are suggesting that social-networking sites should be required to do the same thing.



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