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1/27/12 3:59 PM
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Moke
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Die.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57366443-281/hawaii-may-keep-track-of-all-web-sites-visited/

Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited

The legislation appears to have been inspired by this Web site attacking Hawaii Rep. Kym Pine. It was created by her ex-Web designer after a billing dispute.

Hawaii's legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site their customers visit.

Its House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing this morning on a new bill (PDF) requiring the creation of virtual dossiers on state residents. The measure, H.B. 2288, says "Internet destination history information" and "subscriber's information" such as name and address must be saved for two years.

H.B. 2288, which was introduced Friday, says the dossiers must include a list of Internet Protocol addresses and domain names visited. Democratic Rep. John Mizuno of Oahu is the lead sponsor; Mizuno also introduced H.B. 2287, a computer crime bill, at the same time last week.

Last summer, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) managed to persuade a divided committee in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve his data retention proposal, which doesn't go nearly as far as Hawaii's. (Smith, currently Hollywood's favorite Republican, has become better known as the author of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA.)

Democrat Jill Tokuda, the Hawaii Senate's majority whip, who introduced a companion bill, S.B. 2530, in the Senate, told CNET that her legislation was intended to address concerns raised by Rep. Kymberly Pine, the first Republican elected to her Oahu district since statehood and the House minority floor leader.

John Mizuno, Dem. state legislator in Hawaii and a sponsor of the bill, wants to require virtual dossiers to be compiled on state residents: two years' worth of their Internet browsing.

"I was asked to introduce the Senate companions on these Internet security related bills by Representative Kymberly Marcos Pine after her own personal experience in this area," Tokuda said. "I would defer to her on the origins of these bills as she has done the research and outreach, and been the main champion of this effort."

Pine, who did not immediately respond to queries, has been targeted by a disgruntled Web designer, Eric Ryan, who launched KymPineIsACrook.com and claims she owes him money, according to an article last summer in the Hawaii Reporter. Her e-mail account was also reportedly hacked around the same time. The article said Pine would advocate for "tougher cyber laws at the Hawaii State Capitol" as a result.

"We must do everything we can to protect the people of Hawaii from these attacks and give prosecutors the tools to ensure justice is served for victims," Pine said at the time.

Whatever its sponsors' motivations, the bill isn't exactly being welcomed by Hawaiian Internet companies.

"This bill represents a radical violation of privacy and opens the door to rampant Fourth Amendment violations," says Daniel Leuck, chief executive of Honolulu-based software design boutique Ikayzo, who submitted testimony opposing the bill. He adds: "Even forcing telephone companies to record everyone's conversations, which is unthinkable, would be less of an intrusion."

Mizuno's proposal currently specifies no privacy protections, such as placing restrictions on what Internet providers can do with this information (like selling user profiles to advertisers) or requiring that police obtain a court order before perusing the virtual dossiers of Hawaiian citizens. Also absent are security requirements such as mandating the use of encryption.
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Because the wording is so broad and applies to any company that "provides access to the Internet," Mizuno's legislation could sweep in far more than AT&T, Verizon, and Hawaii's local Internet providers. It could also impose sweeping new requirements on coffee shops, bookstores, and hotels frequented by the over 6 million tourists who visit the islands each year.

"H.B. 2288 raises all of the traditional concerns associated with data retention, and then some," Kate Dean, head of the U.S. Internet Service Provider Association in Washington, D.C., which counts Verizon and AT&T as members, told CNET. "And this may be the broadest mandate we've seen."

Even the Justice Department has only lobbied the U.S. Congress to record Internet Protocol addresses assigned to individuals--users' origin IP address, in other words. It hasn't publicly demanded that companies record the destination IP addresses as well.

In Washington, D.C., the fight over data retention requirements has been simmering since the Justice Department pushed the topic in 2005, a development that was first reported by CNET. Proposals publicly surfaced in the U.S. Congress the following year, and President Bush's attorney general, Alberto Gonzales said it's an issue that "must be addressed." So, eventually, did FBI director Robert Mueller.
1/27/12 4:20 PM
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we need to set up a domain "howtokillhawaiipoliticians.com" and just leave it out there for the clicking.
1/27/12 4:48 PM
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 So because one politician cunts email got hacked everyones browsing history should be recorded? 

I don't get it. 
1/27/12 4:53 PM
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Welcome to the world of the insane and lame busybody. The exact type that loves to go into government.
1/27/12 4:56 PM
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die commies die.
1/27/12 4:58 PM
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In fact that should be used as a screening process. We can observe the children as they grow and go through school, and the ones that show interest in becoming politicians, we collect and cull...for the betterment of humanity of course.
1/27/12 10:30 PM
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THIS IS SOME FUKKIN BULLSHIT!!!



Have they done a story in the paper or on the news yet?
1/27/12 10:37 PM
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 this is the kind of bs that gets me off of my ass to write to my rep
1/27/12 10:42 PM
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If this happens I will set up a proxy server for all HG users to connect to and you may continue to browse anonymously...(this is what the people in china must do, who would have thunk it here in the United Socialist States of America)
I am also working on Plan B (Internet 2.0 in the event the Fed Gov wants to push forward with SOPA)
1/27/12 10:43 PM
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Typical nutjob politicians. Instead of passing a stronger law to deter this kind of behavior they rather invade innocent people's privacy to make sure this stuff doesn't happen again. Only commie pinkos think like this.

Why not go to the floor of the House of representative and ask for death penalty for violators???

I swear Hawaii have the most retarded and crooked politicians in the country....starting with the elf of a governor we have.
1/27/12 11:39 PM
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time and taxes well spent once again in the great state of Aloha.
1/28/12 12:16 AM
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our gov is a hobbit. no elf.
1/28/12 6:07 AM
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Moke
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I thought hobbits were good guys? He's a troll.
1/28/12 6:40 AM
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So they'll see all the sick and twisted Pron sites I look at?
How embarrassing!

Oh well. Phone Post
1/31/12 9:45 PM
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 The bill is dead. Looks like he'll try again next year....

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57369323-281/hawaiian-internet-dossier-bill-is-dead..-for-now/
1/31/12 11:44 PM
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 John Mizuno can suck ma cack.
2/1/12 4:00 AM
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my guess is, in a closet, he probably would.

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