ACLU BLASTS CONGRESSIONAL BILL THAT WOULD LET INTERNET PROVIDERS SELL YOUR PERSONAL DATA

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East County News Service

March 10, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- The Senate introduced a resolution today to overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires internet service providers to get customers’ permission before they sell sensitive consumer data, such as browsing history.

Passage of the resolution by Congress would prevent the FCC from issuing similar rules in the future.

ACLU legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani issued the following statement: “With this move, Congress is essentially allowing companies like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to sell consumers’ private information to the highest bidder. Members of Congress should not bow down to industry pressure. Consumers have a right to control how these companies use their sensitive data.”

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Web Privacy

Privacy on the web is like jumbo shrimp, an oxymoron. I used to email a friend words like bomb, dynamite, some place names like a dam or power plant knowing certain key words would be captured by some three letter agency, the CIA, NSA,or the FBI.
A friend was fluent in Russian and worked for the US Air Force in Turkey translating intercepted phone calls.

Misleading headline

The senate cannot introduce a resolution , a senator can, who is the senator?

A quick search shows jeff flake of arizona. Do your job mr/ms reporter