said by d4m1r: said by TypeS:
I may understand this wrong but I believe there isn't much data in the logs to begin with?
The logs everyone are debating here are IP addreses and what account numbers they were assigned to at a particular time.
The account numbers then can be linked to a the information on that account (billing, address, name, etc).
The logs and the account database are two separate entities. You're asking TekSavvy to wipe you whole account information?
Totally wrong. While TSI doesn't record exactly what websites you visit themselves, they do the next worst thing....Record IP assignments which enable them to pin point which customer had a specific IP at a specific time.
For example if a 3rd party (government/police/mpaa/etc) has an IP and time stamp of when that IP accessed the content (websites/download/etc), all they merely have to do is ask TSI to look into their logs TSI and can identify you. That's why they actually DO play a role in tracking which websites you visit because if a website owner gives them your IP, TSI will know you visited that website once they look you up.
I don't care how long TSI keeps logs for, as long as they are anonymous (striped of all personal/account identifiable data), INCLUDING IP -> account assignment info.
I'm not sure somone brought this up. I'm not going through 30 pages, I'm too lazy.
I'm all for privacy, but there are simple civil if not criminal accountability reasons ISPs should maintain a log of clients VS IPs. Otherwise how could they track down spammers, black hat hackers, botnets and all sorts of people with criminal intent. While it may be desirable they be, a somewhat dumb pipe, even the phone company keeps a call log and have for decades.
I doubt TSI wants to have the reputation of being a safe haven for nefarious net users.--