Selling out Americans for profit
It is incredible that Congress can pass legislation and quietly chip away at our privacy protection while the public sits unaware. Of course, the mainstream media doesn’t report on such matters; it is too obsessed with President Trump and Obamacare.
The Senate voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell, trade, barter or give your personal data to any third party they wish.
In our current Internet age of ubiquitous smartphones, these ISPs store more personal information on each of us that any other agency, including banks, doctors and even the IRS. The Senate vote was 50 to 48 in favor. All Republicans voted for it.
Under the new law your ISP, whichever it is, is allowed to profiteer your most sensitive information.
Previously your financial, medical, location and children-related information required your ISP to secure permission prior to release. Not anymore.
The next time you get a harassing, worrisome solicitation, you can thank the U.S. Senate for selling us all out in the name of corporate profit.