Today’s Special


Bill to Protect TV Viewers’ Privacy

Time.com reports that since the leak earlier this month about the government’s data collection practices, Americans have been more obsessed than usual with who is watching them and why. Late last week, two lawmakers provided at least one answer, when they proposed the “We Are Watching You Act.”

It may sound like an admission that congresspeople are peering through our dining room blinds, but it’s actually about television, something Americans watch some five hours of each day. Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) filed H.R. 2356 “in response to reports that national telecommunications companies are exploring technology…that would record the personal activities of consumers as they watch television from the privacy of their own homes,” according to a statement released by Capuano.