Tuesday, March 28, 2017

House Votes in Favor of Letting ISPs Sell Your Browsing History

Your internet history and browsing habits are for sale, and the House voted Tuesday to keep it that way, rolling back rules that would have barred internet service providers from selling your data without consent.

The measure would bar the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules it passed last year, during President Barack Obama's administration, that would have required broadband providers to get your explicit consent before they could sell your personal data.

Before Tuesday's the vote, representatives who wanted to keep the rules stripped the debate down to something as mundane as buying underwear online, privately.

"I know there has got to be somebody in this body who believes [internet service providers] should not have anybody's underwear size," said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota. 

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