President Trump has just put his signature on the bill which repeals the internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year. Now, your Internet Service Providers including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, doesn’t need your permission to sell your personal data including your browsing history to third party advertisers for targeted advertising. Many of the US internet users are already opting for the counter-measures to save their browsing history and online data.
Republicans just voted to strip you of online privacy protections.
How does this Make America Great Again?
— Impeach Trump (@RubyCodpiece) March 29, 2017
Besides, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us because White House announced last week that repealing the internet privacy rule introduced by FCC last year will create an “equal playing field” between ISPs and tech companies.
Republicans, crowing about fake accusations that Trump’s privacy was violated, are now revoking the privacy of millions of Americans. Sad!
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) March 28, 2017
It has come as a major setback for online privacy and security enthusiasts all over the world and those internet users in US which value their online privacy and understand the need of it. Trump Administration recently announced that they are in support of repealing the internet privacy bill and would encourage Trump to do the same, and that’s exactly what happened.
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This genocide of internet users’ privacy in US would wreak havoc and people would protest and fight to get their privacy back from these greedy ISPs. President Trump is surely doing some really unpopular and unfavorable things specifically for the internet users. Democrats are already criticizing Republicans over their support for the bill.
It has now become integral for every US internet user to take their online privacy in their own hands.
Time to start using a VPN at home. https://t.co/yLFybkI1en
— Vijaya Gadde (@vijaya) March 28, 2017
Internet users are already opting for security products and encryption software like VPN and TOR Browser, especially after experts have recommended it as a surefire method to hide your online activities and browsing history from your ISP.
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Only time will tell about the repercussions this Broadband Privacy Law will have onto the US netizens. We can expect to see some really embarrassing news in future as people will face their demons as their past browsing history will come to haunt them in form of targeted advertisements.
We hope to see Congress make some amendments in this law and follow a more consumer-friendly approach towards things. Till then, stay safe, stay private. God Bless America.