2017-03-23 Senate Votes 50-48 To Allow ISPs To Sell Your Data

 

Senate Votes 50-48 To Allow ISPs To Sell Your Data

Last fall, the FCC adopted a new privacy framework that would allow broadband consumers to have a much bigger say into what happens to their data as it passes through internet providers’ cables. The Senate has just voted to kill those protections, before they went into effect.

Oh goodie... and when the GPS's can connect wirelessly, like our Stupid Phones...... that data will be sold too!

Damn stupid congress...

Read more here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/senate-allows-isps-sell-dat...

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A different opinion...

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If congress can't seem to do

If congress can't seem to do what's right for the citizens like European Countries have enacted, perhaps the state laws will start to force the congress into the real world!

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/technology/internet-pr...

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On a different noter

Web Browser OPERA offers a FREE VPN. Some help, and it's free

Will need to be fixed

Eventually this will need to be fixed. In the meantime, VPN and Open DNS should be the norm!

VPN

I've thought about VPN for a long time but never done it. Perhaps it is now time.

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Abuse, theft, exposure: What's in store for your web history

thrak wrote:

I've thought about VPN for a long time but never done it. Perhaps it is now time.

Consider this:


Abuse, theft, exposure: What's in store for your web history

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3186825/privacy/abuse-theft...

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote


Privacy advocates raise money in an attempt to buy the browsing history of Republicans who voted to kill privacy rules for ISPs

Oh Boy!!

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3187477/privacy/politicians...

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If the ISP can sell any data

If the ISP can sell any data going through them... and you use VPN or Open DNS, isn't the data STILL going through the ISP????

Also... I hear VPN's are slow... 10-20Mb/Sec is high end...
Most ISP's exceed that....

I'm interested in what will and will not work easily....

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Trump Repeals FCC Privacy Rules, But ISPs' 'Fairness' Argument W

President Trump signed the S.J.Res. 34 bill into law, officially overturning the FCC privacy framework that would have required internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain consent before tracking their customers online and then selling access to that data to advertisers.

How unfortunate

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/trump-repeals-fcc-privacy-r...

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How To Browse Privately After Congress Nixed FCC Protections

JanJ wrote:

If the ISP can sell any data going through them... and you use VPN or Open DNS, isn't the data STILL going through the ISP????

Also... I hear VPN's are slow... 10-20Mb/Sec is high end...
Most ISP's exceed that....

I'm interested in what will and will not work easily....

Over the last several days, both the U.S. House and the Senate passed legislation to repeal the FCC’s privacy protections against internet service providers (ISPs) abusing customer data for their own benefit, largely without any consent.

It’s likely that the only real long-term solution against this type of abuse will be for policymakers to pass new legislation that brings back the broadband and wireless customer privacy protections that they’ve now repealed. Granted, this probably won’t happen with a Congress under the current configuration, as the current crop of lawmakers clearly wanted to eliminate those types of protections.

However, a future Congress, backed by enough interest from citizens and political will, could shape stronger internet privacy policies into a law that would be harder to repeal than the FCC’s own rules.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do to stop, or at least significantly restrict, ISPs from tracking you across the web.

Read here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/protect-privacy-against-isp...

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Dumb But.....

Seems like a dumb thing to overturn but not all that upset about it since Google, Yahoo, Amazon etc etc, was already been collecting all this info and either using it themselves or selling it. I think what got overturned was just feel good regulations to make us feel like they were doing something to protect us, unless they expanded it to all the other collectors of info.

I run Ghostery to block trackers on my browser and some sites have 50+ different trackers watching what you're doing, mostly from the assorted ads on the site.

I could see this being done

I could see this being done in order for Govt. to have Instant access to our web browsing history, and therefore easy access to be able to save our keystrokes..... This is, of course, assuming that we are all criminals..... and terrorists...

But believe it or not, I don't believe that we are all criminals and terrorists.... and believe that our browsing history is personal....

Not that it will be considered..... but still my $.02

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It's An Orwellian Nightmare

JanJ wrote:

I could see this being done in order for Govt. to have Instant access to our web browsing history, and therefore easy access to be able to save our keystrokes..... This is, of course, assuming that we are all criminals..... and terrorists...

And a Government's dream..

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Orwellian Indeed ......

Interesting that no one is discussing that this info is already being collected to favor only certain companies ....

"The American Cable Association praised Congress for "revers[ing] the harms associated with the FCC's unwarranted and burdensome broadband privacy regulations that singled out ISPs while exempting giant Internet edge providers, who have as much, if not more, access to similar consumer data." USTelecom called the vote "another step to remove unnecessary rules and regulations that handicap economic growth and innovation."" (excerpt from arstechnica.com)

The internet is a very sloppy environment where opinions turn into facts in weird and wonderful ways.

Unfortunately politics has infected this already corrupted environment, so hang on to your hats, the spinning here will make you dizzy! mad

In the end, the risks/advantages never really change. Use it properly and win, screw around and get screwed. Simple!

ISPs and other sites already have all your info .... they purchased the data from the "chosen" ones. razz

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Now! Now!

pb46 wrote:

ISPs and other sites already have all your info .... they purchased the data from the "chosen" ones. razz

Sarcasm, no matter how effectively introduced will do nothing.

Personally, I put my router and all the ethernet cables into condoms.

So all my data is playing safely! razz

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yes but it's encoded

JanJ wrote:

If the ISP can sell any data going through them... and you use VPN or Open DNS, isn't the data STILL going through the ISP????
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But the ISP sees only that you're going to the VPN server as the actual final destinations are encoded. That has very little value for them to sell!