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Congress may make ISPs snoop on you

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Ben Franklin once said “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

A prominent Republican on Capitol Hill has prepared legislation that would rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans’ online activities be stored, CNET News.com has learned.

The proposal comes just weeks after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Internet service providers should retain records of user activities for a “reasonable amount of time,” a move that represented a dramatic shift in the Bush administration’s views on privacy.

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