The mighty Republicans in Congress, supported by President Trump’s Oval Office, repealed President Obama`s Communications Commission rules that were originally put to stop internet providers from selling users’ surfing history for profit.
Last week the Senate voted 50-48 to repeal these rules and the White House confirmed that decision with 215-205. There was only one Democrat who supported this controversial change.
Technically, the rule placed by President Obama didn`t prevent the ISPs from collecting data from their customers, but prevented them to share it without their approval. Now, the gates are open and ISPs can monitor their users with little or no transparency and they will be free to charge more for an entirely private service. ISPs have the right to refuse service entirely to those unwilling to play along.
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