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From the New York Times Technology section two days ago (friday, 10/20)


Bush Administration to Propose System for Monitoring Internet
By JOHN MARKOFF and JOHN SCHWARTZ


The Bush administration is planning to propose requiring Internet service providers to help build a centralized system to enable broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance of its users.

The proposal is part of a final version of a report, "The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace," set for release early next year, according to several people who have been briefed on the report. It is a component of the effort to increase national security after the Sept. 11 attacks.



The link is sort of pointless unless you want to go through their sign in thing. The usage statistic shit on it is REQUIRED to register. And registration is required to read it online.
I'm too angry at marketting for things like that.
I realize it's how a lot of businesses survive (especially tech businesses...) but knowing that does nothing for me when my job, job title, age, gender and zipcoade are required knowlege for the news company. And it makes it even worse that this little run down of who and what I am to a marketting drone is something I have to do to get NEWS at all from the news company that put its free to everyone site online.

I know all the arguments coming and going on this one.
Yes, I can see the other points of view.
Still annoys the hell outta me.

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reecord2
Dec. 22nd, 2002 09:08 pm (UTC)
looks like you're going to have to curb your online porn addiction now k bye
maddening
Dec. 23rd, 2002 12:29 am (UTC)
there's no original porn these days anyway.
Carrot in the ass? done.
4 way men, woman and goat? done.
Testicle spanking vomit and snot games plus scat and golden showers? done.


I think I just need to curb the addiction for... reasons entirely different than this.
greyyguy
Dec. 22nd, 2002 10:00 pm (UTC)
That's why I always give wrong information :)

You need to listen to The Privacy Song by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. Of course, you have to register for MP3.com too...
maddening
Dec. 23rd, 2002 12:25 am (UTC)
Yep. For a long time you've had to register if you're going to *download* a song. But just listening? never.
Now it's for everything.

why?
Becuase they like annoying me. ::nods::
maddening
Dec. 23rd, 2002 12:31 am (UTC)
oh yeah ... and the wrong information thing... of course I give the wrong information. But that's not the point, dammit.
Just because I can AVOID the marketting drones, that doesn't mean I am made tranquil and happy by their presence.
greyyguy
Dec. 23rd, 2002 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re:
It isn't about avoiding the marketing drones, it's about actively seeking them out and doing your best to spike their data. I'm usually an elderly church-going lesbian couple as far any of the registration things are concerned.
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