Feb 052010
 February 5, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Online, Surveillance

Declan McCullagh reports:

The FBI is pressing Internet service providers to record which Web sites customers visit and retain those logs for two years, a requirement that law enforcement believes could help it in investigations of child pornography and other serious crimes.

FBI Director Robert Mueller supports storing Internet users’ “origin and destination information,” a bureau attorney said at a federal task force meeting on Thursday.

As far back as a 2006 speech, Mueller had called for data retention on the part of Internet providers, and emphasized the point two years later when explicitly asking Congress to enact a law making it mandatory. But it had not been clear before that the FBI was asking companies to begin to keep logs of what Web sites are visited, which few if any currently do.

Read more on CNET.

  One Response to “FBI wants records kept of Web sites visited”

  1. “The right of the people to be free in their persons, property, papers and effects from UNREASONABLE SEARCH…”
    Didn’t these fools swear to uphold these words?
    So what is it with the endless assault on the right to keep your papers secret UNLESS there is already reason to suspect you?

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