Digital Protest, Fill ISP Databases with Noise

August 12, 2018

On March 28, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to overturn the Obama Administration regulation (Jan. 3, 2017) regarding privacy requirements. Because of S.J. Res. 34, anything you read or search for online can be compiled, packaged and sold to corporations by your ISP. 

Corporations in turn can take information from your browsing habits and use it to serve you targeted ads

Imagine if your cell phone carrier listened to your calls and then sold the contents of your conversations to the highest bidder.  

Needless to say, this represents a serious privacy issue. 

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How to Stop Your ISP from Selling Your Web History

June 1, 2017

The US Senate, based on a bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) voted in March to allow ISPs to sell your web history to advertisers.  This overturns an Internet privacy rule President Obama put in place, but was not scheduled to take effect until December 4, 2017.

screen capture of browser history Google ChromeThe new rules overturns the pending requirement that ISPs obtain customer consent before selling or sharing a consumer’s browsing history.

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