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Internet providers promise not to sell your info…but they totally could

  • 05/04/2017 at 00:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewTrump is set to sign yet another executive order, this time undoing a regulation that would block internet providers from being able to mine and sell your information. But don’t worry, Comcast, Verizon and AT&T promise not to do that. They totally could, though.

The move is the latest in an avalanche of rules discarded under a nearly two-decades old, half forgotten law allowing regulations to be eliminated. The GOP majority Congress has been having a field day giving Trump orders to sign, of which he has been only happy to do. At least where his actions have not been overturned or blocked by that same group, or other branches within the trinity.

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FCC saves to public pressure, to revise proposed Net Neutrality plan

Tom Wheeler FCCAfter public outcry intensified by a coalition of tech giants like Google and Netflix, the FCC has announced they will be redrafting their proposal on Net Neutrality.

The original draft, which FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler refused to postpone despite non-partisan calls by both Democrats and Republics in the Senate, would have allowed ISP’s to charge content providers for preferential traffic speeds.

Now, the new draft will apparently make it so that each deal brokered by ISP’s and content providers is deemed “fair” by the FCC, and that no company is “put at a disadvantage”. It also looks at the issue of reclassification of the internet as a utility, which could completely shift the way it is sold, marketed and regulated.

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