These 24 Senators want to let your internet history be sold

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  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    These are the 24 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history

    "Protection of your Internet history is up in the air thanks to new, pending legislation. A new bill coming before Senate aims to completely dismantle the FCC’s ability to enact data security or online privacy protections for consumers under the powers of the Congressional Review Act."

    "Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res 34) was introduced by Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and cosponsored by 23 other Senators."

    "Its goal is to remove all the hard-earned net neutrality regulations gained to protect your internet history from advertisers and and worse."

    "Specifically, the FCC had been able to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from spying on your internet history, and selling what they gathered, without express permission."

    "This legal protection on your internet history is currently under attack thanks to these 24 Senators and lots of ISP lobbying spend. While S.J.Res 34 has support from two dozen Republican Senators, Senators willing to champion the privacy of Americans’ internet history have also come out of the woodwork.

    These 24 Senators want to let your internet history be sold
    The list of 24 Senators cosponsoring this bill, including Senator Jeff Flake, is:

    – John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
    – Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
    – Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
    – John Boozman (R-Ark.)
    – Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
    – Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
    – John Cornyn (R-Texas)
    – Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
    – Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    – Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
    – Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
    – Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
    – James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
    – Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.)
    – Mike Lee (R-Utah)
    – Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
    – Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
    – Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
    – Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
    – Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.)
    – John Thune (R-S.D.)
    – Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
    – Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)"

    "Afterwards, according to
    PC World’s Grant Gross, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said:

    “I fear [the privacy rollback] is just a preview of coming attractions. Big broadband companies don’t want to give consumer privacy protections the attention they deserve.”

    These are the 24 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history

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  2. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Time to get your pitchforks, folks.
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  3. Gabrielgvs

    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    This is what p1$$es me off royally about the GOP. Out of one side of their faces they champion constitutional principles (Cruz ran largely as a "constitutionalist"), but behind closed doors their hypocrisy (almost rivaling that of the alternate brand pedaled by their partners in crime across the isle) effectively undermines those principles in the name of the almighty $$$$$. I'll email Rubio as he is my Senate representative but I'm guessing it won't carry the weight of the interests of those who are cutting him a check on this. :vbrolleyes:
  4. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    All Republicans. Who would have thought...
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  5. Gabrielgvs

    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Ahhhh, -this must be because the libtards in Congress are immune to special interests. Noted, er, uh, wait a minute. . . wasn't the last DNC nominee for potus the poster child for, -nevermind. :biglaugh:
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  6. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Although the discussion politics of this subject are banned on NBR (?), I thought it important to note the renewed assault on our internet net neutrality and the privacy issues.
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  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    And now the House of Representatives:

    These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history

    "Most Americans don’t know that telecoms and internet service providers store the internet history of their users;

    even more don’t know that recently introduced legislation aims to do away with privacy protections on this high value data.

    For years, the telecom industry has lobbied the government for the ability to sell your internet history to the highest bidder. On 3/7/17, Senator Jeff Flake and 22 other co-sponsors introduced S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away privacy protections voted in by the FCC last year and allow telecoms to sell the private internet history which they have on each of their Internet subscribers.

    One day later, on 3/8/17, Representative Marsha Blackburn introduced the House version of the bill (H.J.Res 86).

    17 House Representatives that support a bill to let telecoms sell your internet history
    Including the bill’s headliner, Representative Blackburn, the 17 House Representatives are:

    – Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]

    – Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]

    – Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]

    – Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]

    – Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]

    – Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]

    – Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]

    – Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]

    – Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]

    – Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]

    – Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]

    – Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45]

    – Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]

    – Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]

    – Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]

    – Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]

    – Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]

    Before the (I’m just a) bill is presented to President Trump to sign into law, both S.J.Res 34 and H.J.Res 86 need to make it through their respective chambers of Congress. Letting your House Representative and Senators know to vote against H.J.Res 86 and S.J.Res 34, respectively, might be the only chance to keep your personal internet history private.

    Through coordinated action in both houses, the anti-privacy camp has made their move. The only thing that can hold these politicians accountable for their actions against the best interests of their constituents, is the mass action of the people.

    Join Private Internet Access in supporting the EFF in calling on all Americans to heed the call and make the call: “Don’t let Congress Undermine Our Online Privacy.” When both H.J.Res 86 and S.J.Res 34 come to a vote, make sure to take note of which House Representatives and Senators vote which way. It is important, now more than ever, to hold politicians accountable for their stances and their actions.

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  8. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    What is at stake? Our privacy.

    Everything we do across our internet connection - source and destination - port and protocol - content - correlated with date / time.

    Correlated with other relative associations, or what else in context you were doing at the time, are all now freely available to anyone with access to that collective data downstream from the original acquisition.

    Privacy online only existed as a limited fantasy to be maintained until it had commercial value publicly.

    US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history


    "Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier today, at 12:25 Eastern March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted on S.J.Res 34, and will use the Congressional Review Act to strip away broadband privacy protections that kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecoms from selling your internet history and app data usage to third parties. S.J.Res 34 was first introduced by 23 Republican Senatorsearlier this month and its blitz approval is a giant blow to privacy rights in the United States.

    The resolution, which is now effectively half passed, will hand responsibility of broadband privacy regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and disallow the FCC from making any rules protecting Internet privacy ever again.

    The 50 Senators that voted for S.J.Res 34 are (thanks to happyxpenguin):
    Senator Roberts (R-KS)
    Senator Lee (R-UT)
    Senator Boozman (R-AR)
    Senator Blunt (R-MO)
    Senator Crapo (R-ID)
    Senator Scott (R-SC)
    Senator Cotton (R-AR)
    Senator Hatch (R-UT)
    Senator Capito (R-WV)
    Senator Alexander (R-TN)
    Senator Toomey (R-PA)
    Senator Perdue (R-GA)
    Senator Cochran (R-MS)
    Senator Inhofe (R-OK)
    Senator Ernst (R-IA)
    Senator Lankford (R-OK)
    Senator Collins (R-ME)
    Senator Sullivan (R-AK)
    Senator Thune (R-SD)
    Senator McCain (R-AZ)
    Senator Graham (R-SC)
    Senator Wicker (R-MS)
    Senator Grassley (R-IA)
    Senator Burr (R-NC)
    Senator Hoeven (R-ND)
    Senator Tillis (R-NC)
    Senator McConnell (R-KY)
    Senator Heller (R-NV)
    Senator Cruz (R-TX)
    Senator Daines (R-MT)
    Senator Portman (R-OH)
    Senator Murkowsky (R-AK)
    Senator Cassidy (R-LA)
    Senator Flake (R-AZ)
    Senator Johnson (R-WI)
    Senator Rubio (R-FL)
    Senator Corker (R-TN)
    Senator Risch (R-ID)
    Senator Gardner (R-CO)
    Senator Young (R-IN)
    Senator Barasso (R-WY)
    Senator Moran (R-KS)
    Senator Cornyn (R-TX)
    Senator Enzi (R-WY)
    Senator Kennedy (R-LA)
    Senator Shelby (R-AL)
    Senator Rounds (R-SD)

    Senator Paul (R-KY)
    Senator Isakson (R-GA)

    The FCC broadband privacy rules are closer to ending – allowing your private internet history to be sold
    The Senators that voted for this have been lobbied by the telecoms and ISPs. Those in support of this stripping of privacy rights have even filed with the FCC attempting to claim that web history and app data usage information is not sensitive information.

    The EFF put it concisely: Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy.

    Now, the only chance to maintain the hard earned FCC broadband privacy rules lies in defeating H.J.Res 86, the House version of this resolution, which will likely be voted on in the House of Representatives within the next month. It’s up to us to Save Broadband Privacy and make sure that we Don’t Let Congress Undermine Our Privacy."

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  9. KING19

    KING19 Notebook Evangelist

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    Just plain disgusting.. too bad people wont protest about this. I hope Trump veto this damn bill

    I bet many democrats also support this bill as well as they did with SOPA and CISPA. Both parties are crooked as hell
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  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Indeed. Republicans pretend they are not evil. Democrats are proud of being evil and make no effort to hide it. And, both suck.
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