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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:09 PM

The House just voted to wipe out the FCCs landmark Internet privacy protections

Source: Washington Post

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, by a margin of 215-205, to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for Web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration. It also marks a sharp, partisan pivot toward letting Internet providers collect and sell their customers' Web browsing history, location information, health data and other personal details.

The measure, which was approved by a 50-48 margin in the Senate last week, now heads to the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign it.

Congress's joint resolution empowers Internet providers to enter the $83 billion market for online advertising now dominated by Google and Facebook. It is likely to lend momentum to a broader GOP rollback of Obama-era technology policies, and calls into question the fate of other tech regulations such as net neutrality, which was approved in 2015 over strident Republican objections and bans Internet providers from discriminating against websites. And it is a sign that companies such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon will be treated more permissively at a time when conservatives control all three branches of government.

Supporters of Tuesday's repeal vote argued the privacy regulations, written by the Federal Communications Commission, stifle innovation by forcing Internet providers to abide by unreasonably strict guidelines.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/28/the-house-just-voted-to-wipe-out-the-fccs-landmark-internet-privacy-protections/

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Reply The House just voted to wipe out the FCCs landmark Internet privacy protections (Original post)
CousinIT Mar 2017 OP
Matthew28 Mar 2017 #1
pnwmom Mar 2017 #2
KeepItReal Mar 2017 #5
Mc Mike Mar 2017 #12
rpannier Mar 2017 #32
JCanete Mar 2017 #47
groundloop Mar 2017 #3
MarcA Mar 2017 #15
KeepItReal Mar 2017 #4
Worktodo Mar 2017 #6
klook Mar 2017 #41
retrowire Mar 2017 #7
They_Live Mar 2017 #8
yuiyoshida Mar 2017 #44
nocalflea Mar 2017 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #13
nocalflea Mar 2017 #16
rpannier Mar 2017 #33
Honeycombe8 Mar 2017 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #11
MarcA Mar 2017 #14
nocalflea Mar 2017 #17
onenote Mar 2017 #36
onenote Mar 2017 #35
MarcA Mar 2017 #37
MADem Mar 2017 #18
blaze Mar 2017 #19
Equinox Moon Mar 2017 #23
ThingsGottaChange Mar 2017 #29
elmac Mar 2017 #20
onenote Mar 2017 #22
Equinox Moon Mar 2017 #21
mdbl Mar 2017 #39
dawn frenzy adams Mar 2017 #24
Alt-Orange Mar 2017 #25
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2017 #26
MontanaMama Mar 2017 #27
PuppyBismark Mar 2017 #28
mdbl Mar 2017 #40
amerikat Mar 2017 #30
LakeArenal Mar 2017 #31
BadgerKid Mar 2017 #38
GReedDiamond Mar 2017 #34
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #42
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #43
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #45
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2017 #46

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:11 PM

1. The lower 99% is just a number

to profit off of to the goddamn republican party.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:28 PM

2. How is a 10 vote margin an "overwhelming" vote?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:37 PM

5. Yeah! The editor has an agenda.

Eom

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:54 PM

12. I think the writer was using the 230 -180 preliminary vote, then when the final vote came in,

the editor screwed up when updating the total.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028864255

I notice there are 9 congressional votes missing, that were not yea, nay, present, or non-voting. Interesting.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 09:06 PM

32. House Republicans voted overwhelmingly

And they (Republicans) did

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 04:04 PM

47. exactly...wow, what a dick. nt

 

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:30 PM

3. "Unreasonably strict guidelines" my ass.... these bastards want to profit off my health records

Right now would be a good time for anonymous to publish health related information of key congress-critters and their families who voted for this bullshit bill. Give them a taste of their own medicine. I'm sorry but I don't like being spied on, whether it's by the government, google, or my ISP. My health information, the websites I chose to visit, and what I purchase is my owned damned business and nobody elses.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:01 PM

15. Good idea!

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:36 PM

4. So you pay for your Internet, and then the greedy bastards sell your browsing history

I think it's really all about certain folks being able capture a targets browsing history and other identifying information. No warrant needed. Just a checkbook.

To do with what they will.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:39 PM

6. DU is not https and it should be.

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Response to Worktodo (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 08:40 AM

41. Try HTTPS Everywhere

from the good folks at EFF.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:39 PM

7. Great we fucking lost another battle. And from what I read, this is irreversible. NICE.

Wrote my representative and everything.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:39 PM

8. This will result in lawsuits

Extortion, blackmail, and even more corruption. Thanks, assholes.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:18 AM

44. THEY really don't fucking care...

They WOULD sell off everyone's grand mother if they could get away with it.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:42 PM

9. How do they justify tths to their constituents ?What's the spin here ?

Trickledown economics ? The more money they make by selling your personal information will make the internet cheaper ? How do we the people benefit from this ? Oh damn , I forgot , corporations are people too.

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:54 PM

13. They don't bother. They change the subject or run some bafflegab about "innovation". . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:08 PM

16. And yet , our elected leaders expect us to be innovative on a bare minimum budget.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 09:07 PM

33. Abortion. Gay Marriage. Bathroom Security

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:53 PM

10. Oh, gawd. This is getting worse and worse. nt

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:53 PM

11. Because billionaires have your best interests at heart. You can sleep warm & fuzzy at night on that.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:00 PM

14. Gerrymandering passed it in the House, but where was the Senate filibuster?

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Response to MarcA (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:13 PM

17. They're saving their energy for when they fold on Gorsuch.

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:21 PM

36. No. See post #35

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Response to MarcA (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:20 PM

35. Senate consideration of a resolution of disapproval is not subject to filibuster

Technically it's a resolution, not a law. It is governed by an expedited procedure that differs from that applicable to ordinary legislation.

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Response to onenote (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:23 AM

37. Thank you for the explanation

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:15 PM

18. So, now's the time to take recommendations on the varying VPN offerings out there.

Some are better than others--I know a few people who use tunnelbear, and of course there's HOLA, but I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in hearing the experiences of others with regard to reliability and speed. And cost, of course~.....

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Response to MADem (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:19 PM

19. This is probably worthy of an OP n/t

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Response to blaze (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:31 PM

23. A VPN thread would be great!

Can someone start it that knows something about them?

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:19 PM

29. We really need this!

I definitely want to use VPN but, don't know a whole lot about it. Some are better than others. If we can get recommendations from the pros at Computer & Internet, that would be a huge help. Need to know which have the best bang for the bucks.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:26 PM

20. should be good for another 1000 points on the DOW

 

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Response to elmac (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:30 PM

22. The rules had been blocked a month ago.

And even if the House had not passed the resolution, they would have stayed blocked, so i'm pretty sure the market already had taken that into account.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:30 PM

21. I'm calling my ISP in the morning to see if they will allow an Opt-out.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:28 AM

39. you can't opt out of the law

you can, however, disconnect the service. That's the only recourse at this point.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:40 PM

24. THE WEASEL WORM THAT TRUMP APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE FCC

AJIT PAI


We can thank Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the FCC, who has never met a corporate power he didn't like. He hates Net Neutrality. That will be the next shoe to drop. You better get ready for the fight for the Internet to remain free.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:56 PM

25. I have a small local company as my ISP

So even if it's just the bigger, greedy ISP that sell your data off I'm still going to call up mine and ask them about it. And if possible ask to opt-out.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:04 PM

26. What is the significance that this is a "joint resolution"? NT

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:07 PM

27. I guess these ass holes forgot

that their internet history and info is now for sale too. This was a big loss.

Anybody know about the opt out procedures?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:10 PM

28. Is there no veto protection for any of this legislation?

How did the veto disappear? We really need to get the Senate back. If the Dems don't return to control of the Senate in two years, we are sunk. (OK, we're sunk now anyway.)

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Response to PuppyBismark (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:29 AM

40. Rump has the veto power

think he'll use it?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:36 PM

30. Last weeks vote tally in the Senate.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 08:47 PM

31. Screw the Second Ammendment, what about the 4th's Rights of Privacy?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.[2]

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:44 AM

38. I think we need an intellectual property or trade secret approach

Because the 4th seems to address physical personal property.

I could see where ISPs might try to charge a higher rate for users who want to opt out of being tracked.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 09:35 PM

34. I'm so sick of these motherfucking scumbag assholes...

..."Republicans" - who are now nothing more or less than neo-fascist thugs - are the most corrupt, crooked, foul stinking bastards to ever occupy positions of power I have ever seen, going back to before Nixon.

My hatred of these political cockroaches knows no bounds.

I hope all 215 of them eventually - and slowly - die from particularly nasty and painful forms of bowel cancer.

I know that's pretty harsh but FUCK EM ALL, they deserve such a fate!

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 09:08 AM

42. GJGE Snowdenistas

But hey, the important thing was just making sure Hillary lost, and everything else after that was gravy, amirite?

So where the fuck are Timm and Greenwald and all the rest?? If Obama was still in office they'd be marching on Washington by now...

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 09:13 AM

43. I've got a question for white folks in flyover America:

Deep down in your hearts, is this what you really voted for? Did you really feel that sorry for the poor, oppressed internet service providers who are barely breaking even that you wanted them to be able to freely sell our data??

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:09 PM

45. VPN time

Unless your isp isn't one of those known for this kind of practice. (But still better to err on the side of caution.)

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Response to Kimchijeon (Reply #45)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 03:28 PM

46. For us idiots, what is this and how will it help?

I don't want to bounce off servers in Russia and North Korea, but how does browsing history, form-filling values, etc, get hidden from the ISPs?

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