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Sonic.net's CEO On Why ISPs Should Only Keep User Logs Two Weeks 190

Posted by timothy
from the privacy-has-value dept.
Sparrowvsrevolution writes "Dane Jasper's tiny Internet service provider Sonic.net briefly took the national spotlight last October, when it contested a Department of Justice order that it secretly hand over the data of privacy activist and WikiLeaks associate Jacob Appelbaum. But Sonic.net has actually been quietly implementing a much more fundamental privacy measure: For the past eighteen months it's only kept logs of user data for two weeks before deletion, compared with 18 to 36 months at Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and other ISPs. In a lengthy Q&A, he explains how he came to the decision to limit logging after a series of shakedowns by copyright lawyers attempting to embarrass users who had downloaded porn films, and he argues that it's time all ISPs adopt the two-week rule."
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Sonic.net's CEO On Why ISPs Should Only Keep User Logs Two Weeks

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  • by myowntrueself (607117) on Monday June 25, 2012 @06:57AM (#40436859)

    It is truly shocking that some people resist the idea of the police state! If for your own good! Think of the children! The only people with anything to hide are terrorists and criminals!

    Face it, folks. The bottom line is, our governments and the corporations that control them, want a police state. They are afraid of freedom, and they will go to any lengths to limit freedom. Badmouthing the president is cause for the Secret Service to put a bullseye on you, and your communications channels. Exposing fraud in the corporate world is reason to haul your ass through the court system, and to take everything you own, along with everything that you might ever hope to own. And, cheating an author out of a dollar of royalties? Phht - ten years in prison sounds about right - to the police state, anyway.

    Right. So basically, you are saying that you have something to hide?

  • by RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) <taiki.cox@net> on Monday June 25, 2012 @07:36AM (#40437039)

    So you're deeply ashamed of who you are and don't have courage or the conviction to own up to your life?

    For a second there I thought you were some sort of dissident in a third world nation or corporate whistleblower.

  • by SydShamino (547793) on Monday June 25, 2012 @09:46AM (#40438001)

    The Police will soon have a list of all the people who changed ISP after this announcement. People who demand privacy obviously have something to hide.

    What does an 80s rock band have to do with this? Are they suing downloaders?

  • by marcello_dl (667940) on Monday June 25, 2012 @10:51AM (#40438717) Homepage Journal

    The Police will soon have a list of all the people who changed ISP after this announcement. People who demand privacy obviously have something to hide.

    What does an 80s rock band have to do with this? Are they suing downloaders?

    No, but they like to watch every breath you take and every move you make.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @01:01PM (#40440489)

    Please post the names, addresses and photographs of every woman you've had sexual relations with.

    Here is his list:

     

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