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Hell - her's the e-mail I got.

"A direct assault on Internet users" is what the ACLU is calling it.  A U.S. House committee has already approved HR 1981, a broad new Internet snooping bill.

And get this -- it's also authored by SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith.

They want to force Internet service providers to keep track of and retain their customers' information -- including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.

The Internet blew away the insiders with our work against SOPA.  Let's do it again this time:

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose the snooping bill -- it's already passed through committee.

The ACLU, the EFF, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups have expressed our opposition to this legislation.

ISPs would collect and retain your data whether or not you're accused of a crime.

Supporters shamelessly dubbed it the "Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act," but our staunchest allies in Congress are calling it what it is: an all-encompassing Internet snooping bill.  

Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California -- a SOPA hero who also led Democratic opposition to this bill -- said, "It represents a data bank of every digital act by every American [that would] let us find out where every single American visited Web sites."

This legislation is appalling, and it's already passed through committee.  Will you click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose it?

Thanks,

Demand Progress

PS: Let's stop this one in its tracks, just as we did with SOPA.  Please forward this email to your friends.

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