Ya I am with Trekky on this one. In another thread I referred to why I support the 2nd Amendment in that the rights of the people must be protected even if that means risking individuals from abusing those freedoms. The same must go for the internet, in many ways the last free place on Earth. I am no stranger to the risk of computer hacking, my system got hacked a few years back and all my important information possibly stolen. My tax info, my personal info, my work stuff, etc. How I responded was better security software and more awareness of my privacy and personal information on online sites. I dont have accounts anymore on any site, preferring to purchase things as a “guest” and taking the extra 15 mins to fill in my relevant detail. The thing we should be pushing is investing in software and infrastructure that fights hackers and viruses, not a system that can monitor to you in case someone tries to hack you. Already the big name companies have been investing millions in cybersecurity systems, and this is important and I applaud those measures. But the government should not be diving into every single website, company, or forum, monitoring them in case of hacker activity. God knows power corrupts.