• Apr 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

FCC’s grand net neutrality rollback plan includes having ISPs promise not to violate basic open internet principles




According to multiple sources on Capitol Hill, net neutrality is next on the chopping block for the FCC now that internet privacy rules have been repealed. The official plan could be unveiled as early as the upcoming April 20 FCC monthly meeting. Ajit Pai has discussed his plans with the telecom companies and internally at … Continue reading “FCC’s grand net neutrality rollback plan includes having ISPs promise not to violate basic open internet principles”

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  • Mar 29, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules




In stark contrast to Congress’s recent vote against the Internet privacy rights of American constituents, Minnesota’s state Senators have voted to add broadband privacy protections at the state level. The protections were added in an amendment to S.F. No. 1937, the Minnesota economic development budget bill, by Minnesota State Sen. Latz. This Internet privacy amendment was introduced as … Continue reading “Minnesota Senate votes 58-9 to pass Internet privacy protections in response to repeal of FCC privacy rules”

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  • Mar 29, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Dear Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34, protect #BroadbandPrivacy, and #KeepOurNetFree




President Donald Trump could and should veto a newly passed resolution which strips away Americans’ broadband privacy protections. In response to the 215-205 vote by the House of Representatives to pass S.J.Res.34 yesterday afternoon, Private Internet Access took out full page ads in The New York Times and The Washington Post to deliver a simple message … Continue reading “Dear Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34, protect #BroadbandPrivacy, and #KeepOurNetFree”

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  • Mar 28, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

House of Representatives votes 215-205 to do away with Broadband Privacy, allow ISPs to sell your private internet history




“The ayes have it.” Broadband Privacy has been dealt a blow in Congress with the recent repeal of online privacy protections by the FCC with a 215-205 vote. Since the online privacy protections were voted in by the FCC in 2016, ISPs and their lobbying organizations have been donating and posturing hard to dismantle Internet privacy and … Continue reading “House of Representatives votes 215-205 to do away with Broadband Privacy, allow ISPs to sell your private internet history”

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  • 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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