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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation : NPR

Dumb, dumb, and just plain stupid.  People who voted Republicans don't yet seem to realize that "they have lifted a large rock to only drop it on their on feet".  (Chinese proverb) The proverb calls people who do this fools.  I agree.

"he House of Representatives has gone along with the Senate and voted 215-205 to overturn a yet-to-take-effect regulation that would have required Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and Charter — to get consumers' permission before selling their data.

President Trump is expected to sign the rollback, according to a White House statement.

The measure is a victory for the ISPs, which have argued that the regulation would put them at a disadvantage compared with so-called edge providers, like Google and Facebook. Those companies are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission and face less stringent requirements. Congress' approval is a loss for privacy advocates, who fought for the regulation, passed in October of last year by the then-Democratic majority on the Federal Communications Commission."

Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation : NPR

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