Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Congress just killed your right to privacy online

Congress today approved a measure that allows internet service providers (ISPs) to sell your web browsing history to the highest bidder. Senate Joint Resolution 34 (S.J.Res.34) passed along party lines. The vote today was one in favor of rolling back Obama administration guidelines designed to protect consumers from ISPs that sought to collect, and sell personal data from customers. This information included, but isn’t necessarily limited to internet browsing history and search data. This would, presumably, be used by third-party corporate interests to track internet users and inject relevant ads. As the Electrnoic Frontier Foundation pointed out, these rules protect consumers from…

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