Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senate GOP gut internet privacy protections

Yep, they did it again. Under the previous FCC rules internet service providers (ISPs) had to get someone's permission before revealing personal information like "precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's information, and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing." Their argument was that web sites like Alphabet Inc.'s Google or Facebook Inc. didn't have to abide by those rules, so why should they? That being the case, why then didn't they vote to include those websites under these reasonable same rules? Because when a profit is to be make our privacy rights are irrelevant. That's there one and only bottom line.

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