Now The Government Wants ISPs To Log Every Website You Visit

Just when you think the government has reached the furthest reaches of absurdity with its policies regarding the internet comes news from Ben Grubb over at ZDNet that the best minds of the government want ISPs to log every website every Australian internet browser uses.

The Attorney-General's department confirmed to ZDNet that they had begun talks with ISPs about introducing a data retention scheme akin to what was introduced in Europe back in 2006. Except instead of only logging connection times and keeping that data for between six and 24 months, the Australian government is looking at logging every website you visit, and keeping that information for a period of between five and ten years.

At this stage, the Government hasn't made this scary new turn of events actual policy - it's more like they're testing the feasibility of such a scheme. But given how the internet filter has continued to march forward despite a mountain of logic and common sense, this new development is truly frightening for the future of this country.

[ZDNet via Lifehacker]