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    Hm, interesting. Good read into x88x. If that's the case then that isn't actually all that bad. MOST ISPs keep logs of dynamic ips for a short time as it is, it's just that the logs aren't for a really long time, so really, it's just prolonging that. Realistically, they already have your name/address/phone # and credit card # if you do business anyway... so that's not really new info. Sounds like perhaps then it's just extending dynamic ip info if I'm reading that right. If that's the case then indeed, that's quite a leap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsePerVita View Post
    Hm, interesting. Good read into x88x. If that's the case then that isn't actually all that bad. MOST ISPs keep logs of dynamic ips for a short time as it is, it's just that the logs aren't for a really long time, so really, it's just prolonging that. Realistically, they already have your name/address/phone # and credit card # if you do business anyway... so that's not really new info. Sounds like perhaps then it's just extending dynamic ip info if I'm reading that right. If that's the case then indeed, that's quite a leap.
    The required time to hold all the info has been extended from 30-60 days to 365 days.

    If you google yourself you will likely see your full name, address and probably a phone number. You'll notice that your SS#, CC# and bank accounts are not saved with that data. There's really no issue until all that data gets lumped together and announced to the public that it's guaranteed to exist in one spot...at which point it becomes a targeted treasure trove for ID thieves.

    With my luck, my data will be saved in a plain text file named 'secret personal data' on an open ftp server and there's nothing I can do about it.
    I'll procrastinate tomorrow.

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    Here's my thoughts: Lifehacker's article on this bill is nothing more than a poor attempt to increase traffic to their site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drum Thumper View Post
    Here's my thoughts: Lifehacker's article on this bill is nothing more than a poor attempt to increase traffic to their site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mDust View Post
    The required time to hold all the info has been extended from 30-60 days to 365 days.
    18 months, actually. Another detail LH failed on.
    (h) Retention of Certain Records- A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least 18 months [...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by x88x View Post
    18 months, actually. Another detail LH failed on.
    Son of a...did they even read the bill before writing that article?!?

    Damn the internet and its unreliability!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mDust View Post
    Son of a...did they even read the bill before writing that article?!?

    Damn the internet and its unreliability!
    But it's on the interwebz, it MUST be true......


    I work with waaayyyyy to many of these idiots.
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    sounds like a good increase on our currently monthly bills to get the s@#t required and storage space to save 1,000,000's of peoples usage history no matter how basic that data is..


    millions of 14kb files start to add up lol

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    although it only passed one committee of the HOR not the entire house, Twigs brings a good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twigsoffury View Post
    sounds like a good increase on our currently monthly bills to get the s@#t required and storage space to save 1,000,000's of peoples usage history no matter how basic that data is..


    millions of 14kb files start to add up lol
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    People who don't know much about how all of these things work, and what Internet really is, shouldn't be the ones making all the rules about it :/

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