From the folks who brought you "The Internet is a series of tubes" comes the lastest remind that our country’s leadership doesn’t really get technology… Robert Cringley points out the new Internet gambling bill likely does more harm than good.
Last Saturday the United States Congress passed a port security bill that carried an amendment banning Internet gambling. This was a huge mistake, not because Internet gambling is a good thing (it was already illegal, in fact), but because the new law is either unenforceable or — if it can be enforced — will tear away the last shreds of financial privacy enjoyed by U.S. citizens.
This is an interesting and important read. Between the Mark Foley Instant Messaging debacle, the Ted Stevens tubes rant, and now this, it’s scary to think where we’re going to end up when it comes to tech law.