EU Sues Sweden Over ISP Data

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Wonderful, the one thing that kept us from being prosecuted for surfing the web, and watching an illegal video clip on my-tube, or you-space, or watching some odd porn that happens to be illegal... For whatever reason. And now the motherf-cking EU (Which i wish we werent a part of, they've only made it worse) wants to destroy it... I hate politicians. 'Think i'll get into terrorism...
 
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Great, now the damned EU wants to wreck the one thing that lighted a candle in the swedish peoples lives (at least in the lives of the computer bound semi-pirates that just like to watch strange porn, and or, some technically illegal stuff on my-tube, or you-space) Way to go... Maybe i should get into terrorism, after all...
 
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... Annoying this comment section be, sorry for the semi-double post.
 
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Yeah, Europe is generally way cooler than America(I'm posting this from America), but this time, they've proven themselves to be just as bad. At least prostitution is legal in Germany, Holland, and other countries...
 

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Had to see this comming a month or two ago when that one ISP (Can't remember name) informed everyone they aren't retaining customer data because they Aren't required to by Swedish law.

 

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Well I suppose there are some good things about the US after all. Protip Europe: Putting all of your ISPs out of business, maybe not such a good idea, enjoy your third world status.
 
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Hmm looks like the EU did not get cashed up enough with Intel's fine. I swear they must have a giant spinning wheel with companies all around it, and play "who shall we sue today" every morning. Well at least the EU has this constant influx of cash to maintain whilst dealing with the global financial crisis.
 
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What if the ISPs don't have the space to 'retain' the data? They most likely need to cut costs like everyone else, why should they have to shelve out money for equipment and upkeep that they don't want or even need? To me this is like requiring the phone company to keep records on how many minutes you rack up, and what numbers you connect to. If those things are out of the norm, they investigate you.
If IPRED guidelines suspects a user is abusing their connection in some way, THEN they should contact the ISP, and run an investigation on them. To me it's just an excuse to run mass sweeps on the collected data in an effort to find people who have 'unique' internet usage. I just have a thing against abusing peoples privacy. This reminds me, recently we heard of a few hackers breaking into databases of health care facilities. What ever happened with that?
 

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Wow, the EU is really fighting for that title of most hated organization in the world. i thought the RIAA had it locked, but the EU is giving them a run for their money....while they sue for everyone else's.
 

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More ways the EU is slowly imploding unto itself.

Soon the New World will have to go there and bail out their sorry asses again when Russia invades.
 

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EU is on the sueing spree, first Microsoft, then Intel, and now.... Sweden ? For a second I started wondering if EU is related to Apple ....
 

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Who needs the EU? FK them right noW! You're a powerfull country, you don't need some political bastards who think they're less corrupt than others to make you screw your people!
 

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[citation][nom]Down with EU[/nom]Think i'll get into terrorism...[/citation]

Looking for a partner?
I kid.
Saying such a thing online may be legally declared an act of terrorism in some countries...

Fuck of EU.
 

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[citation][nom]mrfisthand[/nom]Well I suppose there are some good things about the US after all. Protip Europe: Putting all of your ISPs out of business, maybe not such a good idea, enjoy your third world status.[/citation]
It's not like the general public doesn't know that. It's merely the fools sitting in brussels that don't.
I see the point of knowing which ip address is associated with which client - that's in my book quite fair. But I think noone should have the right to retain collect my personal messages in whichever form just because I could be doing something they don't want me to. When there is reason to assume I am doing something severely incriminating, then fair enough - they can set up something to intercept my data - but they shouldn't be allowed to treat us as criminals by default. Which is essentially what they do. And I live in one of the countries that did implement this. In essense if I wanted to do something illigal on the net, I'd use my administrative mashine at work, redirect traffic thru a mashine on another location, and then out thru our company internet (2x100mbit links) instead of from home .... at home I'm tracked. here we don't offer such detailed logging.
 

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Data retention is a breach of your privacy, and therefore a loss of liberty.

Remember Benjamin Franklin?
What did he say about giving up liberty for safety?
You deserve neither.

Swedes rulez!!!
 
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