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The House Judiciary Committee has been debating whether the government should require Internet service providers to retain customer IP addresses and associated data for at least a year to help law enforcement investigate and locate child pornographers, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said the bill, "Protecting Children 5 From Pornographers Act of 2011," violates privacy rights and would not prevent crime. The bill has also drawn criticism from privacy advocates, but committee chairman and co-author of the bill Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) says it would exclude public and government WiFi networks like libraries and coffee shops.  

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