'Nobody's Got to Use the Internet,' Says Rep. on Privacy Vote

 

Lawmakers that were already having a difficult time at town halls are being pushed even harder after their vote to dismantle consumer broadband privacy protections. In Arizona, Senator Jeff Flake -- who takes notably more money from broadband ISPs that his Senate colleagues, weathered a two and half hour town hall where attendees repeatedly blasted him for his role in spearheading the repeal of the rules. In Wisconsin, Rep. F James Sensenbrenner Junior was similarly pummeled by constituents for his vote to kill the privacy rules.

Read more here:

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Nobodys-Got-to-Use-the-In...

and

https://twitter.com/bradbainum/status/852592108959657984?ref...

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So when are YOU going to do

So when are YOU going to do something about i and vote these people out?

......and vote these people out?

ASAP .....!!!!!!!

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Well, at least....

I wanted to say something about an appropriate name for a Congressman, but I know the forum rules, so ... I suspect you can figure out what I was going to say. grin

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Tis' a kuminety e-fort y'no?

ruggb wrote:

So when are YOU going to do something about i and vote these people out?

Um.. er... uh... well.. (and that's EWE to you! razz)

rvOutrider wrote:

ASAP .....!!!!!!!

Wadaya want... egg in your beer???

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Going out - Don't care

ruggb wrote:

So when are YOU going to do something about i and vote these people out?

My understanding is that Senator Flake is not running fo re-election, so he doesn't care. (But he actually never did...)

Main Problem

The main Problem with the FCC ruling is that everyone would have to quit selling data EXCEPT Google and Facebook.

Why were they exempt?

Also, the data has been collected all along and the ruling would have stopped that this year - EXCEPT for Google & Facebook. How is that fair?

Read the actual FCC ruling - not stories on line.

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well

metricman wrote:

The main Problem with the FCC ruling is that everyone would have to quit selling data EXCEPT Google and Facebook.

Why were they exempt?

Also, the data has been collected all along and the ruling would have stopped that this year - EXCEPT for Google & Facebook. How is that fair?

Read the actual FCC ruling - not stories on line.

I don't have many choices for my ISP but I have the choice to use Facebook or Google.. neither of which I use..

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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

BarneyBadass wrote:

I don't have many choices for my ISP but I have the choice to use Facebook or Google.. neither of which I use..

I agree with Barney. Google and Facebook are actually offering you a FREE service. Of course it's not free - you are required to agree to their Terms of Use, which includes agreeing to aggregate and individual level data collection.

ISP companies, however, are not offering a free service. They are charging each user a fee - and now they will be able to collect and sell your usage history as well.

If they wanted to have a "level playing field", lawmakers could have simply prohibited Facebook and Google from collecting usage history.

for sale

Seems like everything in this country is for sale including our congressman/woman votes.

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I agree with the above

I agree with the above responses to the Google/Facebook diversion. If you can't see the difference between using a free service, which you can choose not to use, and paying what is probably the only choice ISP you have then you need to put your thinking cap on.

Or stop reading and believing the ISP propagandists.

Also, there's a reason congress critters have a lower reputation than used car salesmen.

What We Really Need

Are the same kind of personal data protection laws that have been enacted all over Europe.

It's unfortunate we, the people, can't introduce our own federal legislation as can be done in some states via "petition" processes.

Here's a site that describes what's coming into effect in 2017

10 things you need to know about the new EU data protection regulation

http://www.computerworlduk.com/security/10-things-you-need-k...

It's not perfect, but it's one hell of a lot closer to what we need than what we have now.

ARGH!!!

But, what in the world would I know? rolleyes

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