- Aug 11, 2005
You've probably seen/heard about the Senate hearings that they are having in regards to Tik Tok, it's actually about trying to ram through this terrible legislation
It is a huge sweeping platform for controlling access to information and organization. There are provisions in there for things like ring doorbells. Banking. Your facebook messages. Your text messages. Your phone calls. Your email. Reddit. Union organization, Your home network, your internet activity in general, content delivery so Youtube, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu... all of that.
Section 5 Considerations if you want to look at that, even in brief.
(3) any software, hardware, or any other product or service integral to data hosting or computing service that uses, processes, or retains, or is expected to use, process, or retain, sensitive personal data with respect to greater than 1,000,000 persons in the United States at any point during the year period preceding the date on which the covered transaction is referred to the Secretary for review or the Secretary initiates review of the covered transaction, including-
(A) internet hosting services;
(B) cloud-based or distributed computing and data storage;
(C) machine learning, predictive analytics, and data science products and services, including those involving the provision of services to assist a party utilize, manage, or maintain open-source software;
(D) managed services; and
(E) content delivery services;
And the penalties. Oh you used a VPN to organize a protest, or you want to research how Swedens government works without traversing the sanitized content deemed acceptable for you.
Section 11 Penalties.
(c) Criminal Penalties.-
(1) IN GENERAL.-A person who willfully commits, willfully attempts to commit, or willfully conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of an unlawful act described in subsection (a) shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000,000, or if a natural person, may be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both.
land of the free? I thought there was a right to privacy?