I am still seeing many misleading headlines and takes on the recent Congressional vote to “sell your internet privacy.” Do read this thread to the bottom (link here):
Something is not quite adding up here. According to Ars Technica, this vote replaces a rule that hasnt even taken affect yet. :
“So what has changed for Internet users? In one sense, nothing changed this week, because the requirement to obtain customer consent before sharing or selling data is not scheduled to take effect until at least December 4, 2017. ISPs didn’t have to follow the rules yesterday or the day before, and they won’t ever have to follow them if the rules are eliminated.”
Im not saying this vote is a good thing, but it sounds to me like all the things we fear are already possible.