U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has a real porn problem. The Washington Post reported last year that Gonzales is fighting consensual adult porn, sometimes under the guise of fighting child porn, sometimes not. Now the country's top cop is pushing — hard — for Congress to force Internet service providers to save their users' records.
It's a hard movement to fight — everyone's afraid of being marked "pro-child-porn" — but it would give the government, fraudsters, and determined hackers easy access to every Internet user's history. It's part of Gonzales's effort to control what anyone can see — whether it's library patrons using censored Internet connections or home users unwittingly telling the government whom they e-mailed, called, or Skyped. It's scary as hell and it's succeeding.