This is Some Scary Stuff.....
What the article says in a nutshell is that your ISP (Comcast, At&t, AOL, etc.) must keep records of EVERY thing that you do while online and be able to provide that information to the government upon request. It also means that if you have wifi access that you must keep records of anyone who uses your internet service. I consider myself above average in computer operations and have zero idea of how to do that.
If these bills pass, everyplace you visit on the web could be handed over to the federal government or even a private organization. I am not doing anything illegal or immoral online but there are still places I visit that I'd rather not have broadcasted. I frequent not only this site but sites that are relevent to my health, sites I use for research purposes (again nothing illegal), and what about those annoying pop ups that we click on accident sometimes, they often lead to some shady places.
If this bill passes you 'd better make sure your wireless network is locked down with a industrial strength password! If you have an open network and someone hacks into your net you could be in big trouble if someone does something torrid.
The politicians are trying to push this through by fear mongering the public, promising this will remove pedophiles from the web. If you're dumb enough to buy that then I have some desert land to sell you at the bottom of Lake Huron. The perverts will simply find a way to circumvent these measures, there is already software out there designed to do just that.
I have to ask myself if we're going too far in the quest to make our children safe? Is it worth giving up civil liberties to keep our kids in some sort of flase bubble of saftey? It seems to me to be a better solution is for the parents of children to supervise what the kids are doing online rather than copping out and allowing the government to do it for them.
Ben Franklin summed it best when he said "Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither".