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US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/23/senate_votes_to_let_isps_sell_browser_histories/

 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/613n2n/us_senate_votes_5048_to_do_away_with_broadband/

 

 

Just thought this would be a good topic for people to Discussion on.  I'm interesting to see your options about this one how they voting to allow to sell off our browser history, what do you guys think

More people will start using  VPNs? will it affect us? Should we worry?

 

May as well going clear browser history tonight. Can't have them find ton shit furry stuffs in my history *cough cough I mean what?

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I'm still 101% against this, I don't like the ethics behind it because I'm all about my privacy and not sharing data with anyone. I don't pay x amount/month to have my data sold behind my back to 3rd parties, there are reasons that all these things ended up being in place anyway. I can't see any reason this should exist besides $$$$ for companies that already have more than enough. FCC and the EPA already look like they got deleted, guess my broswer history is next ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Just now, Ordinarygamer96 said:

Republicans cry foul at the idea of gun databases, make it legal for companies to keep track of basically everything you look at in a given day. Classic

it's A+ ok to profit off it tho the internet isn't in the constitution! all the people who voted were elderly so the concept probably went past them anyway.

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The "internet" is only the connection of public and private networks, you're connecting to someone else's server. Unless a service is paid for, it should be publicly available IMO.

If you don't want someone knowing what kind of fucked up porn you're into, go buy disks.

If they are taking the cookies right off of your computer that is different and you will likely sign an agreement to it, but the traffic is going through your ISP, they are perfectly capable of logging everything themselves.

(I did not click the links)

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Just now, fatb0y said:

This isn't what has happened. The Senate changed who is in charge of internet privacy. From the FCC to the FTC. 

 

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/protecting-consumer-privacy/enforcing-privacy-promises

 

Thereby shifting it to the organization that does not have the authority to enforce those pesky privacy regulations that were imposed earlier. Senators that voted for this even cited the FCC's privacy rules as too burdensome so yeah, this is exactly what the vote accomplishes.

 

What you're doing is the definition of intellectual dishonesty.

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Just now, ESDaman said:

The "internet" is only the connection of public and private networks, you're connecting to someone else's server. Unless a service is paid for, it should be publicly available IMO.

If you don't want someone knowing what kind of fucked up porn you're into, go buy disks.

If they are taking the cookies right off of your computer that is different and you will likely sign an agreement to it, but the traffic is going through your ISP, they are perfectly capable of logging everything themselves.

(I did not click the links)

Do you believe your phone company has the right to sell your address and info to advertisers ? Or the things you like to talk about on the phone?That is in a way essentually what's happening . With this your imternet provider can just toss around your information to the highest bidder 

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Just now, Ordinarygamer96 said:

Do you believe your phone company has the right to sell your address and info to advertisers ? Or the things you like to talk about on the phone?That is in a way essentually what's happening 

In many states for a conversation over the phone to be admissible as evidence, only one party must give consent to the monitoring. If you were to call me and say illegal things, or connect to my server to do illegal things, the law would be able to use that in a trial.

 

But as for this discussion. If you expected privacy, you wouldn't access/expose it over electronic/public infrastructure. If something passes concerning the share of client metadata, you would likely have to sign a statement of understanding with your ISP before being allowed over their infrastructure. They wouldn't capture your TCP stream and reconstruct files or messages sent, only that you went to pornhub.com/whatever fifteen times last night.

Again, I haven't read the links posted, and do not know the situation in regard to the federal wiretap act.

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Just now, JFK said:

 

 

What you're doing is the definition of intellectual dishonesty.

 

I'm Republican, what do you expect? 

 

EDIT: I don't actually know the scope of the FTC and FCC's powers. However I do know that the FTC does have some enforcement authority. 

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