The House of Representatives passed a resolution overturning a previous FCC rule that required internet providers to get customers’ permission before sharing their browser history. The rules also required internet providers to protect that data from hackers and inform customers of any breaches.
Not anymore. Soon that will all end.
It’s hard to see this as anything but a major loss for consumers. Remember the Republican party of old that fought for privacy and wanted government out of your pockets? Well, now government will have the ability to buy your browsing history, what apps you use, what banks you use, your location data, where you like to visit, etc. Your Internet Service Provider will now hold more data about you than Facebook and Google and they don’t even need to ask your permission to sell it for profit.
This is an increasingly important issue as Americans spend more time online and we’re buying more devices that connect to the internet.
The especially troubling part to me. Republicans sold out our privacy for such a small donation from the telecoms. Look at the document here.
This is why more people are now turning to using a VPN to not show your internet traffic to your ISP.
My VPN of choice. Private Internet Access (PIA)