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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Cable Companies Pushing to Repeal Internet Privacy Rules

Some of America’s biggest cable companies are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall — kicking off an effort by the industry and its allies to dismantle key internet policies of the Obama years. In a petition filed to federal regulators Monday, a top Washington trade group whose members include Comcast, Charter and Cox Communications argued that the rules should be thrown out.

If the effort succeeds, information such as your Web browsing history, your geolocation logs and even the content of your emails, along with your health and financial information, can be used by cable companies or be sold to marketers and data brokers interested in building a profile of you as a consumer.

Details may be found in an article by Brian Fung in the Washington Post at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. I just feel like decades of reforms good for the consumer are going to fly out the windows in the coming year.


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