A Republican Majority American Congress Betrays American's Data Privacy

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A Republican Majority American Congress Betrays American's Data Privacy

Post by A440 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:11 am

Republican lawmakers moved to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for individuals on Thursday, the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration and a harbinger for more deregulation to come.

In a 50-to-48 vote largely along party lines, the Senate Republican majority on Thursday voted to overturn the privacy rules, which had been created in October by the Federal Communications Commission.

The move means a company like Verizon or Comcast can continue tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without asking their permission. An individual’s data collected by these companies also does not need to be secured with “reasonable measures” against hackers.
This is why all Americans need to kick out these representatives that do not represent their best interests.

nytimes.com/2017/03/23/technology/congress-moves-to-strike-internet-privacy-rules-from-obama-era.html

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Post by nova7 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:14 pm

The correct link has an "l" at the end: html

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Post by A440 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:01 am

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The correct link has an "l" at the end: html
[/quote]Oops!

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Post by Myxt » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:44 am

Don't worry: A few years after the EPA is gutted, to "Make the EPA Great Again", there will be far more pressing concerns than privacy.
_https://www.wired.com/2017/03/politics-gaslighting-environmental-science/

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Post by Site-rater » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:03 am

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Don't worry: A few years after the EPA is gutted, to "Make the EPA Great Again", there will be far more pressing concerns than privacy.
_https://www.wired.com/2017/03/politics-gaslighting-environmental-science/
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And the white supremacists seem to be emboldened by the new President too. Everything is going crazy with our new President.

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Post by Myxt » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:30 am

One of the risks in building a china shop is the arrival of a deconstructionist who's not there for tea.

But to adhere to this topic, WikiLeaks may help level the playing field somewhat:
_http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cia-wikileaks-assange-idUSKBN16G27Y
Already, little Notepad++ has issued an update specific to one of these revelations.

One journalist opined that it may come down to a contest between corporations with privacy leanings and the Eye of Sauron.

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Post by A440 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:18 pm

Quite a few rogue actors are in play since they see Trump as an opportunity to do a smash and grab (banks, Verizon, Comcast, etc.)
Americans have set themselves up as victims, more so than before, which was bad enough.

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FYI: A follow-up from the NYT's Editorial Board

Post by NotBuyingIt » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:51 pm

<quote user="a440">
nytimes.com/2017/03/23/technology/congress-moves-to-strike-internet-privacy-rules-from-obama-era.html
[/quote]A follow-up from the NYT's Editorial Board:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/republicans-attack-internet-privacy.html
Most Americans spend much of their lives online. They should be able to do so without fear that their internet service providers are logging their activities and selling the data. There is a long tradition of the government protecting such information. ”
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Post by alphacentauri » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:37 am

Someone could build an app that randomly visits websites when you're not on line. That would make buying browsing histories much less attractive, since they would have low quality data. I doubt enough people care about privacy to influence the data market by running it, though.

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Post by Myxt » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:15 am

<quote user="alphacentauri">
Someone could build an app that randomly visits websites when you're not on line. That would make buying browsing histories much less attractive, since they would have low quality data. I doubt enough people care about privacy to influence the data market by running it, though.
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Two views:
_https://qz.com/948340/congress-will-let-internet-providers-sell-consumer-data-so-rebels-devised-a-way-to-trick-corporations/

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