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Senate Might Let Internet Companies Sell User Data to 'Highest Bidder'


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Senate Might Let Internet Companies Sell User Data to 'Highest Bidder'

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The Senate is set to vote this week whether to let broadband companies sell user information to the highest bidder—overturning rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and possibly banning the agency from passing similar restrictions in the future.


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Bastards.


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My usage data is my usage data. No one gets paid for my usage data unless I get paid. That's the way it should be. If someone wants to know how I use my devices and apps, they can pay ME to know. Otherwise, no corporations have any business keeping track of my business.


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Could they sell my bank account number and password?


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Wait...they haven't been!? This has been in mass media for over a decade. I guess its now to be a law that they MUST sell to the highest bidder. Lame...


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Selling my internet usage history to advertisers is bad enough, but who else will get this information?

It is going to cost some money - but it looks like using a VPN or TOR, full-time, is going to be necessary from here on out.