Sell­ing out Amer­i­cans for profit

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - JAMES W. AN­DER­SON Tal­ladega, Alabama

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.

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