Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Internet and Your Privacy

Congress is taking the first steps to overturn the internet privacy rules that were

Negotiations begin in the House tomorrow. Comcast and other broadband providers are trying to have the internet privacy rules blocked.

These rules were only passed in October 2016 and haven't even been put into effect yet.

If the privacy block is passed, it means every bit of your information (business and personal) is up for grabs to the highest bidder.

This information includes your browsing history, your geolocation data, app usage, and even your health data.

Not sure how true it is, but I also read that this information will include the text in your emails.

An article at The New York Times stated, "The Federal Trade Commission, the consumer protection agency, is barred from overseeing broadband providers, so without the F.C.C. privacy rules, the federal government will be a weaker watchdog over internet privacy.

I don't understand what's happening to commonsense. If everything about money? What happened to integrity, ethics, honesty, and our rights?

Pretty scary stuff.

If you want to read more about this, visit:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/24/517050966/fcc-chairman-goes-after-his-predecessors-internet-privacy-rules

What do you think about this?

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