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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

It Happened: US Congress Votes to Eliminate ISP Privacy Rules

Your online privacy has been sold by your elected representatives in Washington.

The U.S. House of Representatives has just approved a “congressional disapproval” vote of privacy rules, which gives your ISP the right to sell your Internet history to the highest bidder. Congress has just given Big Cable an annual payday of between $35 billion and $70 billion. Of course, the “product” being sold is your personal information.

You can read the details and weep at: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/28/congress_approves_sale_of_internet_histories/

When are YOUR elected representatives up for re-election?

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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