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Posted 3/30/17

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Pai ultimately wants to return ISP privacy regulation to the FTC, as was the case prior to the net-neutrality order. Until that's possible, though, he has called for a privacy framework that allows ISPs to be regulated under guidelines similar to those from the FTC, putting them back in line with how internet companies are enforced.

http://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-kill-fcc-broadband-privacy-rules-2017-3




But here’s the thing: Right now, the FTC is legally barred from regulating ISPs! The FCC’s move in 2015 actually made room for the FTC to step in when problems were happening on the business side of the ISP — for example, price-fixing at a national level. But a recent court decision (which really no one likes, for the record) put ISPs solely in the jurisdiction of the FCC.

Get it? Both the FCC and the FTC are now barred from making privacy rules for ISPs. There’s no cop on the beat whatsoever!

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somehow i doubt they want to give rights back to the FTC.
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Posted 3/30/17
They won't benefit from selling my info. I use the internet for anime, light novels, video games, music, videos, and pictures. If they want to see some half naked to completely naked animated girls they are more than welcome to spy. lmao
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Posted 3/31/17 , edited 3/31/17
All right... ditch your VPNs and put away the tinfoil hat. Coast is clear...

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fcc-data-idUSKBN1722D6

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.

"We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so," said Gerard Lewis, Comcast's chief privacy officer.

He added Comcast is revising its privacy policy to make more clear that "we do not sell our customers’ individual web browsing information to third parties."
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Posted 3/31/17

Hairbelly wrote:

All right... ditch your VPNs and put away the tinfoil hat. Coast is clear...

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fcc-data-idUSKBN1722D6

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.

"We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so," said Gerard Lewis, Comcast's chief privacy officer.

He added Comcast is revising its privacy policy to make more clear that "we do not sell our customers’ individual web browsing information to third parties."


What you mean is they will not tell us when they sell the data. I'm a loyal comcast customer for over 10 years. But I'm not blind enough to think there not going to make profit anyway they can. Comcast was the leader in pushing for metered data, they headed the push to get companies to have to pay for fast speed to the consumer while consumer paid them for the same Double billing for the same service in other words. It's Comcast they will pretend they aren't selling our data. Then in a few years someone will blow the whisle and we will find out they were selling it for years.
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Posted 3/31/17

Hairbelly wrote:

All right... ditch your VPNs and put away the tinfoil hat. Coast is clear...

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fcc-data-idUSKBN1722D6

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.

"We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so," said Gerard Lewis, Comcast's chief privacy officer.

He added Comcast is revising its privacy policy to make more clear that "we do not sell our customers’ individual web browsing information to third parties."


It's a little worrisome that they made sure to word it specifically to "individual web browsing information." It would not surprise me at all if they will still sell bulk and supposedly "anonymous" information that would probably still be detailed enough to track individuals with the right technology to do it.
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Posted 3/31/17
All right... AT&T, Verizon are joining Comcast in saying they have no plans to sell customers' individual browsing data:

-- Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say you shouldn’t worry about gutting of internet privacy rules
-- http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/31/15138094/comcast-att-fcc-internet-privacy-rules-response

Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they’ve been receiving since Congress voted to revoke a strong set of internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from using or sharing their customers’ web browsing history without permission. The companies take different approaches when responding, but the takeaway from all three is that they think customers should stop worrying.
So your time on Crunchyroll won't be bid out for auction. Guess we'll see if they're lying...
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Psst, if you are here on Chrome, you data is for sale despite who your provider is.
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Posted 3/31/17

melarkey wrote:

Though saying its sensitive information, I'm guessing that is including all internet logging data too, such as what websites you've visited, so they will know what porn you guys like, what weird stuff you are into, ew, kinda scared for you guys.


............which no one on this site should be concerned about............................right?
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Here's a link to a more accurate description of what the consequences will be:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml

The gist of it is that they can't directly sell your ENTIRE browsing history, but they do allow businesses to collect data on you and that info might get leaked to a bunch of hackers.

Weakening privacy protections overall severely weakens the safety of American citizens, no matter how much Congress and some agencies would like to argue otherwise...
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REALLY this again.
we when throught with SOPA
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us fer long. But hey believing in my punk calm life
power to you defend ye rights.
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Wait...are there people who would actually believe a company wouldn't sell your browsing info just because they said they won't?
They're under no obligation to tell their customers if and when they decide to start selling it. They clearly want to profit off your data much like Google and Facebook have for years.The rules are clearly on their side.

No thanks, I'll stick to my anon browser surfing and VPN. Make money off some other chump.

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Posted 4/1/17

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They won't benefit from selling my info. I use the internet for anime, light novels, video games, music, videos, and pictures. If they want to see some half naked to completely naked animated girls they are more than welcome to spy. lmao
What is the name of your first boss, your childhood nickname and your high school mascot? k thanks.
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Didn't the creator of Cards Against Humanity pledge to buy the browsing history of a ton of politicians in america if the law was passed? If he does it, we'll know for sure if they're selling or not
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

They won't benefit from selling my info. I use the internet for anime, light novels, video games, music, videos, and pictures. If they want to see some half naked to completely naked animated girls they are more than welcome to spy. lmao
What is the name of your first boss, your childhood nickname and your high school mascot? k thanks.


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