No Privacy Protection Now on Internet
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1189) 3 months ago
Most people think that privacy is important; and privacy on the internet is also important. After all, we do have a Fourth Amendment constitutional right to privacy. But now, the Republican controlled Congress decided that it’s okay for internet providers to sell your internet browsing history to whomever they want to. (They got rid of Obama era internet privacy protections.) Even worse, this new laws says that internet providers no longer have to protect customer information from hackers and thieves. Whew! Say again??? What??? Yup! It’s all true!! Ain't unregulated capitalism great? We pay for this type of service??

https://www.nytimes.com/2....html?_r=0

https://www.washingtonpos...4c8eb1e5d8

10 States, including Montana, have introduced legislation trying to protect internet users.

Read more at:

http://www.govtech.com/po...Hands.html

Because it is better to laugh than cry, Stephen Colbert explains the new no-internet privacy law best. Do I need to say, Wake Up, America! Maybe not today!

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Posted by David Schott (+10376) 3 months ago
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Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:
10 States, including Montana, have introduced legislation trying to protect internet users.

You have to wonder which states would choose to let ISP's snoop on and sell data related to consumers' browsing habits.

And if the answer turns out to be none, does it really make sense to have 50 state laws governing this versus 1 federal law?
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