The government wants to collect only the ip address of the sites you have visited they don't want to check on your browsing history.
This is a LIE
The ip address is what the internet reads when you type in the website address.
You type microsoft.com and the internet converts this to 220.127.116.11.
Go ahead, try it. Just type the numbers into the browser address line and hit Enter
(don't forget the full stops between the numbers)