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Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers

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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies.

The rules were approved in October 2016 by the Federal Communications Commission's then-Democratic leadership, but are opposed by the FCC's new Republican majority and Republicans in Congress. The Senate today used its power under the Congressional Review Act to ensure that the FCC rulemaking "shall have no force or effect" and to prevent the FCC from issuing similar regulations in the future.


Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers

Meanwhile between the partisan distractions being rampant and contrived terror to keep everyone afraid, more internet privacy has been eroded. Not only that but it's quite possible that one may say this violates numerous Amendments of the constitution, from freedom of speech, to gun rights(depending on who this is sold to and who can use it against someone) to the Fifth. Also, as the main source shares, trump can veto this. I implore supporters and even those on the outside to contact Reps and even the administration as a whole for encouraging such.

Time to question those in the senate who voted for this earlier today.

The 50 Senators that voted for S.J.Res 34 are (thanks to happyxpenguin):

Senator Roberts (R-KS) Senator Lee (R-UT) Senator Boozman (R-AR) Senator Blunt (R-MO) Senator Crapo (R-ID) Senator Scott (R-SC) Senator Cotton (R-AR) Senator Hatch (R-UT) Senator Capito (R-WV) Senator Alexander (R-TN) Senator Toomey (R-PA) Senator Perdue (R-GA) Senator Cochran (R-MS) Senator Inhofe (R-OK) Senator Ernst (R-IA) Senator Lankford (R-OK) Senator Collins (R-ME) Senator Sullivan (R-AK) Senator Thune (R-SD) Senator McCain (R-AZ) Senator Graham (R-SC) Senator Wicker (R-MS) Senator Grassley (R-IA) Senator Burr (R-NC) Senator Hoeven (R-ND) Senator Tillis (R-NC) Senator McConnell (R-KY) Senator Heller (R-NV) Senator Cruz (R-TX) Senator Daines (R-MT) Senator Portman (R-OH) Senator Murkowsky (R-AK) Senator Cassidy (R-LA) Senator Flake (R-AZ) Senator Johnson (R-WI) Senator Rubio (R-FL) Senator Corker (R-TN) Senator Risch (R-ID) Senator Gardner (R-CO) Senator Young (R-IN) Senator Barasso (R-WY) Senator Moran (R-KS) Senator Cornyn (R-TX) Senator Enzi (R-WY) Senator Kennedy (R-LA) Senator Shelby (R-AL) Senator Rounds (R-SD)

Se cond source

Ran Paul(R-KY) was absent, maybe not a surprise but he needs to answer for that unless he really doesn't care.




posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Gotta love the corporate arm most people call the "government".



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: dreamingawake

Gotta love the corporate arm most people call the "government".


My even more personal reply is "The oligarchy is in full force with this one". if something isn't done right away!



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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Wouldn't it be a crazy idea to put the sale of our information in our own hands, where as individuals we could profit from it instead of large companies.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Do you think Trump will veto this?

I don't think this has come up.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

The issue with this potentiality becoming a reality? As I see it...privacy rules are out the window when we use "public utilities" (for lack of a better word).

As long as we are on a public grid...and are using it while its owned by privatized conglomerates (even if I own a small piece of Google and the rest in my 401 and 405k's retirement accounts)...I dont see how we are protected, really in any way.

I guess really only if we owned our own "grid"...but still they could always subpena the histories from us anyway. Dark days ahead with this....

Disturbing possibilities in a thousand ways...for millions of searchers. Thanks for starting this thread.

MS



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Well all you have to do is start a company and buy the info and your in business. Congratulations.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: dreamingawake

Do you think Trump will veto this?

I don't think this has come up.


I seriously doubt it. There is literally no one in government right now who understands technology, understands the constitution, understands privacy, and understands law.

Who knows, maybe in a few years I'll try.

Trump will not veto, there is a less than 1% chance he even understands the words on the page.

What we really need in the US is a good court case to define the legal scope of data. It's a document, but whose document is it? What protections should it have? And (if determined to be a document belonging to the originator of it), can you legally be compelled to hand it over in exchange for service?



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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Yep...
They're really gonna profit off of me...
My browsing history:
Free porn
Free porn
Free porn (continued)
Above top secret threads
Free porn
Maybe some recipes
Ats again
Free porn



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

It is not like the NSA, FBI, CIA and other security agencies doesn't have this information. Why not make it available to the public, which what is being done. I don't think there is a safe space for this.


Or you could always just stay off line. No one is forcing you to use it.
edit on 23-3-2017 by 3daysgone because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: underwerks

Well all you have to do is start a company and buy the info and your in business. Congratulations.

Hey, if something I help create is being sold I want a share of the profits.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

I like the way you are thinking. Capitalism rocks.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe if he feels it will protect him, he's worried about the wire tapping issue as it is.
Otherwise, no, can see where it might favor his businessman ideas, whether he understands it or not.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: dreamingawake

The issue with this potentiality becoming a reality? As I see it...privacy rules are out the window when we use "public utilities" (for lack of a better word).

As long as we are on a public grid...and are using it while its owned by privatized conglomerates (even if I own a small piece of Google and the rest in my 401 and 405k's retirement accounts)...I dont see how we are protected, really in any way.

I guess really only if we owned our own "grid"...but still they could always subpena the histories from us anyway. Dark days ahead with this....

Disturbing possibilities in a thousand ways...for millions of searchers. Thanks for starting this thread.

MS


You get access to the electric grid. Packets of electricity that enter your home can be used by you for whatever you wish, such as running a computer or having a reading light. The electric company cannot tell you no, or introduce regulations on you like low energy bulbs.

The computers you use are the same way. What gives the ISP, or anyone else other than the intended recipient the authority to read your private information, and then take it a step further and use that information against you?

The post office doesn't open your letters (packets of information) and snoop. Why should the ISP be allowed to?



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

The problem is it will leak over to the companies in the end. As would independent people use of the data, to pump out background check websites(for example), that you damn well know police, government agencies, even hackers(if not accessing the storage databases that are sold) would utilize.
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe if he feels it will protect him, he's worried about the wire tapping issue as it is.
Otherwise, no, can see where it might favor his businessman ideas, whether he understands it or not.


None of these cases have any teeth until we define who owns data, and who has what rights to it.


This is a massive issue, since just about every decently sized company out there spends a lot of effort on generating user data. Whether directly in an app, where it was downloaded from, when it's used, etc. People hand over a lot of information, that originates with them. And that's just for UX before it goes to the advertisers.
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

As seeing with the vote, according to them you don't personally own nor govern any of your searches.

You're right with the prior reply, your mail can't legally be opened, why should your searches, without warrant and sold to any company who seeks the data.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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So fire the senate, show them who their GD employers are.

It is time for house to house routers, there is no reason we are using wires other than to be milked for cash.



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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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Also, to mention from the earlier thread on this: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Be easier for those who want it to collect data for pre crime determination.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:05 PM
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they'll probably make it so their info cant be sold but ours will.

You know, bidniz as usual.




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