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The PCIPA (Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act) will, in a basic summation of the act, give police the right to check the history of your IP address: what sites you have visited, what you've searched, and anything and everything else connected to your IP, WITHOUT A WARRANT FROM THE COURT. This includes personal information such as your name and home address, as well as things such as your credit card number, passwords, or SIN (Social Insurance Number). Basically, anything you've put up on the internet can be viewed by the police.
Why is this an issue? If police are allowed this right, it could open up the doors even further to hackers. Nortel, a major telecommunications provider, was being spied on for years before filing bankruptcy 2 years ago. [source: Newsfactor.com]
If a company this big can be hacked into with the protective barriers they had, what's to be said about our own computer systems? Our governments should be finding ways to build up our internet privacy (without becoming another SOPA issue), not jeopardizing it so that our computers become a grocery store to hackers, where they can take files and passwords at their leisure. Too many backdoors are opened by this.
Furthermore, it infringes the rights to our privacy, and this Act would require the re-writing of several bills.
If you are a Canadian Citizen, please write to your MP and ask them to speak against this Act for the general interest of all Canadians.
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So you don't want children to be protected from predators on the internet?
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washu_2004
So you don't want children to be protected from predators on the internet?

This bill was re-named after a senior Conservative said, "...either you are with us, or with the child pornographers" during a debate, effectively cancelling out all arguments against the Act. It's a sneaky tactic, and very juvenile.
Though the intentions were originally good, I feel that this act imposes too great a risk to my personal safety to be a plausible solution to predators.
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It's like we've worked for two entire decades
Developing something that gives each of us
The ability and access to express ourselves
As individuals
What happened to our freedom?
It seems like this is yet another force field
The government has inflicted upon us to enable more control
More power..
Why do we have the least of the say?
Why is it that the uneducated of the Internet
Are the ones calling all the shots?
The ones that don't understand the concept of the world wide web..
Each and everyone of us is a product of the Internet
The Internet is a product of us!
It has grown with us and nourished within our generation
And as it stands now I will not let it be taken control of
By some power hungry ********

******** S.O.P.A.!

The Internet allows us a chance at gaining more access to tools which would in turn
Speed the process of learning, communicating and sharing
It enables us to gain awareness of what's happening across the globe
And share what we see or hear
Social networking sites have granted us the ability to share information that much easier
Songs, pictures, videos
How could something as simple as posting a link generated by the Internet
Be classified as copyright infringement
Therefore forcing sites to feel obligated to take them all down
What would the Internet really be without rebloging, reposting, retweeting
The Internet was created to make lives easier, not harder
The Internet was developed to break our limits, not create them

Oh yeah

******** S.O.P.A.!


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washu_2004
So you don't want children to be protected from predators on the internet?


I'm far more worried about what happens to them in real life. If you don't think your child is smart and responsible enough to be using the internet unsupervised, don't let them. If they are you have nothing to worry about but in real life it isn't that easy. I'm so sick of people saying the internet is dangerous for children, the world is far more dangerous.
They lecture students about cyberbullying in schools but they won't do a single thing about the bulling in the schools themselves and that is just what anyone who says the internet is dangerous and cyberbullying are problems is like. They are ignoring the real problems and proposing the wrong solution to the minor problem at hand... sorry I'm ranting again aren't I?
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washu_2004
So you don't want children to be protected from predators on the internet?

I definitely do not approve of child molesters, but I also don't support such an invasion of privacy. They should need at least a court warrant. I could understand giving them the rights to do so freely after a conviction and release (assuming they go to jail for being a predator). but I can't support them freely looking through History without any permission to do so.
Vic Toews is a ******** idiot. He just needs to resign already. I honestly don't know anyone in this country that supports his idiotic ******** bill.
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If they want to protect children from internet predators, then watch what your ******** child is doing in the internet.
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We all know something like this will eventually get passed, and I fear the day it does. I will probably quit the internet and just play games on consoles.

I honestly do not want my credit card info taken by companies, I don't want my name and adress taken, this would most likely lead to them "selling" my info to other companies for money, which will get my spam mail constantly.

It could lead to all sorts of things. IF something like this was passed, I'd move out of country most likely just because I'd be DISGUSTED by the US at that point.
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lNeXuZ
If they want to protect children from internet predators, then watch what your ******** child is doing in the internet.
See! This is the kind of thing that needs t obe addressed.

******** s**t GUYS.

Parents let their kids get on the internet, What we NEED to do is have advertisements on TV regularly talking about how the parents should watch what their kids do on the internet, I HATED being watched on the internet as a kid, and I hate it now, but I have less to worry about since I'm an adult. No predator would go after me. I think we need to enforce watching children, parents need to watch their kids and what they do, they need to supervise ANY meetups IRL, as a matter of fact I don't think that kids should be allowed to meet up with others over the internet, they meet enough people IRL at school and camps and such.

WATCH YOUR DAMN KIDS is what we need to worry about, not getting info from EVERYONE IN THE USA, and rummage through it. it would take too much time and resources. We need to focus on more important things.

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