"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Your ISP Will Soon Know A Lot More About You

The US House and Senate both passed bills to repeal internet privacy protection rules Obama instituted late last year, but had not yet gone into effect. President Trump is expected to sign this into law very soon. 
The rules that will be repealed would have required internet service providers (ISP's)  to get your permission before collecting and sharing your data. The providers have data on your browsing history, what  apps you  are using and where you are located. ( Highlights are mine)

I'm not getting why this is a good thing.  It may be great news for ISP's who will be able to buy and sell your personal information, but not so good for those that are concerned about privacy and security. They will not even need to ask your permission. 

Those most concerned about government intrusion in their lives are about to give up a whole lot of privacy caused by the federal government passing a law. Go figure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

typical Tea Party hypocrisy. less government intrusion they profess, but ok for private business to intrude in our lives and get richer.