Saturday, February 18, 2012

The stupid, it burns

Who is this incredibly stupid man?
...his understanding of the bill is that police can only request information from the ISPs where they are conducting "a specific criminal investigation."
But Section 17 of the 'Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act' outlines "exceptional circumstances" under which "any police officer" can ask an ISP to turn over personal client information.
"I'd certainly like to see an explanation of that," ...
"This is the first time that I'm hearing this somehow extends ordinary police emergency powers [to telecommunications]. In my opinion, it doesn't. And it shouldn't."
Why, that's the Minister of Public Safety. The person whose staff wrote the bill. The person who brought it to the House of Commons without bothering to read it. The person who thought that anyone who objected to it was a child pornographer.
Welcome to your nightmare, Vic.

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