Wednesday, March 29, 2017
House Passes Resolution Making ISPs More Powerful Than Google And Facebook.
Your online privacy just went out the window.
As I have been saying for a while, the cable box in your house knows more about you than any website.
They know what web searches you made, sites you visited, your downloads, your emails. They know what you liked on Facebook. They know what texts/pics you shared on your apps.
They know what TV shows you recorded, when and where you watched them. They know what you were doing with your other devices while you were watching TV.
Sure you can clear your cookies and history on your web browser, but that doesn't stop the cable company from following your online activity because they control the pipe. They can even monitor you when you surf on another provider. * There is only one way I know you can hide your Internet traffic from your provider.
Why the cable companies haven't capitalized on this goldmine is beyond me...well now they can.
Today the GOP just killed consumer broadband privacy protections.
The House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers. If you're interested in a little thing called public accountability, you can find a breakdown of which Representatives voted for the measure here. The rules, approved by the FCC last fall, were slated to take effect this month.
Today's vote came after the Senate voted 50-48 last week to kill the rules.