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You have just hours to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

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You have just hours to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

Postby Redneck Ninja » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:00 pm

An excerpt from http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15073162/fcc-broadband-internet-privacy-rules-congress-vote

"Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data. Today, the House of Representatives will vote, and if the House also votes to repeal the rules, the bill will go to President Trump, who is expected to sign it.

The consequences of repeal are simple: ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Charter will be free to sell your personal information to the highest bidder without your permission — and no one will be able to protect you. The Federal Trade Commission has no legal authority to oversee ISP practices, and the bill under consideration ensures that the FCC cannot adopt “substantially similar” rules. So unless the bill fails in the House, the nation’s strongest privacy protections will not only be eliminated, they cannot be revived by the FCC." :o :thumbdown:
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Re: You have just hours to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

Postby Khariz » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 am

And just like that, overnight, VPN popularity exponentiates. Good think we use one of the good ones. Maybe people are going to be using some crappy VPNs.

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Re: You have just hours to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

Postby Redneck Ninja » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:13 pm

Khariz wrote:And just like that, overnight, VPN popularity exponentiates. Good think we use one of the good ones. Maybe people are going to be using some crappy VPNs.


I would almost say that even the crappy ones are better than nothing, but we know that isn't true. Not to mention all of the "review" sites that are touting this VPN service or that one (depending on which service pays the most to get the nod) that people will flock to. I weep for my fellow Internet Dissidents.
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