Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Congress rolls back Internet privacy

The Republican Congress proves again that they care more about wishes of corporations than the best interests of constituents.

The Senate has sided with the telecoms industry in a bill that lets internet service providers decrypt private traffic, collect personal information, and sell your data to marketers and others.

S.J.Res.34 - A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services".

It looks like practically all Republican Senators and all but 15 Republican Representatives voted for the bill, all Democrats voted against.

Net neutrality is next in their sites.

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