• Mar 23, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history




Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier today, at 12:25 Eastern March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted on S.J.Res 34, and will use the Congressional Review Act to strip away broadband privacy protections that kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) … Continue reading “US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history”

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Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules




On March 23rd, 2017, the US Senate votes on S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away online privacy protections gained under the FCC and also disallow the FCC from enacting privacy rules in the future. The resolution, if passed along with its House counterpart and then signed into law, would pass the responsibility … Continue reading “Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules”

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Telecom lobby to FCC: “Web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.”




On March 16th, 2017, the CTIA filed a reply with the FCC claiming attempting to plead the case that “web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.” The former Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, now just the CTIA, represents telecoms such as AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. As the main 501(c)6 lobbyist … Continue reading “Telecom lobby to FCC: “Web browsing and app usage history are not sensitive information.””

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These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history




Most Americans don’t know that telecoms and internet service providers store the internet history of their users; even more don’t know that recently introduced legislation aims to do away with privacy protections on this high value data. For years, the telecom industry has lobbied the government for the ability to sell your internet history to … Continue reading “These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history”

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  • Feb 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you




Your Internet service provider’s (ISP) ability to not only spy on you, but to profit on that spying, has been upheld by the FCC. Ajit Pai, President Trump’s pick for the new FCC Chairman has made it clear that he is going to overturn wide-reaching data security and privacy order that the FCC had originally agreed upon … Continue reading “Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you”

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you




Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has released new draft rules designed to protect internet users from their internet service providers. The Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal will require internet service providers to obtain express permission from their users before spying on all of your internet traffic and selling private information such as your web … Continue reading “Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you”

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