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NOT an April Fool’s Day joke –
“Congress voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history”

U. S. Capitol
Photo credit: TechCrunch.com, AOL

– “Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history”
“Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too.

Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administration’s FCC introduced in 2016. In a narrower vote than some expected, 15 Republicans broke rank to join the 190 Democrats who voted against the repeal. The FCC rules, designed to protect consumers, required ISPs to seek consent from their customers in order to share their sensitive private data (it’s worth noting that ISPs can collect it, either way). For consumers, the rollback is a bad deal no matter how you slice it,” by Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch.com.
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– Another viewpoint
“What the online privacy vote is really about”
“If you’ve been watching TV or on social media, you’ve heard that ‘Republicans are going to let Internet providers sell your browser history.’

It’s not true. Not even close.

What’s really happening is that a corrupt Google power grab from the Obama administration is being overturned.

Here’s the real history,” by Phil Kerpen, Conservative Review.
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– Editor’s Note:
Who needs the NSA to spy on all of our online activities when all of our information is now sold by corporations to the highest bidder?

Edward Snowden Retweeted
Fight for the Future‏ @fightfortheftr Mar 28
SHAME ON CONGRESS. We will put up billboards with the names of every lawmaker who voted to gut #BroadbandPrivacy and let ISPs sell your data.
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Posted by Steve on April 1, 2017 at 12:15 am | Permalink

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