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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.

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy If you care at all about the concept of user privacy, you should call your Congressional representative.In October, 2016 the FCC enacted privacy rules that would require ISPs to use an opt-in process in some cases before it sold consumer data to third parties.

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent The House of Representatives voted today repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app usage data without explicit consent.The rules would have required ISPs to get explicit opt-in consent from customers before selling their sensitive data, including web browsing history and app usage data.

President Trump, veto S.J.Res.34!

President Trump, veto S.J.Res.34! Click to block a category: mudkipfucker prev nextrandomComment PrevTopNextComment Together, we can petition President Trump to veto S.Contact President Trump via the following methods (Use all of them):a.

The California Representatives that sold out your privacy to ISPs

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New law repeals ISP privacy rules that would limit sale of users’ browsing data

New law repeals ISP privacy rules that would limit sale of users’ browsing data President Donald Trump has signed off on the repeal of legislation designed to limit internet service providers’ capacity to retain and sell users’ browsing history.The legislation was designed to prevent both home and mobile internet providers from sharing their users’ browsing history, app usage, and other private information without their consent, according to a report from Ars Technica.

Want to Stop Your Internet Provider From Selling Your Browsing Data? It Ain't Easy

Want to Stop Your Internet Provider From Selling Your Browsing Data? It Ain't Easy This week, President Donald Trump signed the widely-criticized bill repealing FCC ISP privacy rules, which would have required internet service providers to get opt-in consent before selling customers’ web browsing history.In terms of browsing information, “each company can interpret what kind of consent is required,” according to Katharina Kopp, deputy director at the Center for Digital Democracy.

VPNs Are Not the Cure-All They Seem to Be

VPNs Are Not the Cure-All They Seem to Be And the main answer a lot of people are pushing — Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs — aren’t really the optimal solution many think.Those folks running that sketchy VPN service, though, could be anyone.

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet'

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet' Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed.When challenged on this claim by someone who correctly understood that Facebook and your ISP have very different levels of access to your personal data, Sensenbrenner said the following: You know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet.

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app According to plaintiff Kyle Zak, the spying began when Bose released a mandatory Bose Connect application that all users must install to “fully operate its wireless products.” What Bose didn’t draw much attention to, according to the suit, is that Bose Connect collects data on all the musical content or audio books that you listen to on its headphones.

Verizon Doesn't Seem to Know How Much its $70 Gigabit FiOS Actually Costs

Verizon Doesn't Seem to Know How Much its $70 Gigabit FiOS Actually Costs The new option, Verizon said in the press release, would only cost $70 per month.The previous top-of-the-line FiOS service was 750Mbps, priced at nearly $200.

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs With the Donald Trump presidency came a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, and he has been hinting at changing how the FCC regulates the industry in ways that will impact net neutrality regulations.The FCC’s previous attempts to do so were denied by a court decision that essentially said the FCC’s rules applied to common carriers but not to broadband providers.

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet? As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users’ browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities.It remains to be seen which ISPs will take advantage of their legal right to monetize user data.