[pp.int.general] mandatory identification in Internet shops?
kybernetes at piratenpartei.at
Fri Feb 12 08:36:01 CET 2010
knowing what citizens are reading has always been important to secret
services. Did you need internet access to lookup book locations or order
books in the library or for surfing around? It would be interesting if
the library makes a difference between searching for books, lending
books and surfing the web.
Am Freitag, den 12.02.2010, 07:25 +0100 schrieb Reinier Bakels:
> Yesterday I wanted to use Internet in a (state) university library.
> They asked me for my ID. Reason: computers had been used to sent
> threat mails, and the the police asked who had used the computer. And
> the library personnel said that nowadays you have to indentify
> yourself in any Internet shop - so they were no exception.
> Is that true? In my home country (Netherlands) I hardly ever use
> Internet shops services.
> I just made a long trip in Asia and used many internet shops there -
> and nobody ever asked for my ID. Yes, hotels ask your passport, but
> often I used Internet shops outside my hotel (if they are cheaper).
> It seems this is yet another anti-privacy measure that hurts only
> honest citizen. If I really would like to send threat mails, I still
> have ample opportinities (e.g. using snail mail). And it shows that
> the police is the single most serious threat to privacy. Collecting
> privacy-violating data is one thing, but a police that believes it
> "naturally" has access to *everything* really frightens me.
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