The Right to Privacy

The US Senate voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. Within a week, the House of Representatives could follow suit, and the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year would be eliminated by Congress.

Do you value your rights to privacy?  Take action to inform your members of Congress how you feel, and educate yourself about security on the Internet.

If Congress Kills FCC Privacy Rules, ‘Little’ Would Protect Consumers From Providers. npr.org/2017/03/26/521567085/if-congress-kills-fcc-privacy-rules-little-would-protect-consumers-from-provider

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era. nytimes.com/2017/03/23/technology/congress-moves-to-strike-internet-privacy-rules-from-obama-era.html

House Schedules Vote on Eliminating Consumer Online Privacy Rights. eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/congress-debates-reversing-course-decades-consumer-privacy-protections

How the Senate’s vote to kill privacy rules affects you. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/how-isps-can-sell-your-web-history-and-how-to-stop-them/

Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/senate-votes-to-let-isps-sell-your-web-browsing-history-to-advertisers/

Big data and elections. Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win