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Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy People get up in arms when it comes to privacy on services like Google and Facebook, but your ISP could gather much, much more information about you if it wanted.The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible Incoming President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he opposes net neutrality, as have Pai and O’Rielly, and the regulatory scheme that implements it is not long expected to survive Trump’s taking office.Under Tom Wheeler, the FCC generally defended the principle of an open Internet, as opposed to a tiered version.

Digital divide widens as FCC rolls back broadband subsidies for poorer households

Digital divide widens as FCC rolls back broadband subsidies for poorer households The FCC’s Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications was designed to bridge the digital divide, but under this new order, nine ISPs will not be able to take part in the program.Through Lifeline, an ISP can apply to the program in order to offer subsidies to poorer customers that are eligible.

The FCC just rolled back some of its privacy rules, reversing previous positions

The FCC just rolled back some of its privacy rules, reversing previous positions The FCC is under new leadership, and it’s looking to scale back some of the privacy regulations of the previous administration.On Friday, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission asked the organization to delay a set of the privacy rules that was initially slated to take effect next week.

U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data

U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data In October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established broadband privacy rules that require internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain consent from subscribers before selling their private data to third-party advertisers.The vote was essentially the Republican party versus the Democratic party, with the Republicans winning the vote, 50 to 48.