On Tuesday, by a vote of 215-205, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would undo a number of internet provisions that were put into place under the Obama administration. That same measure was passed by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate last Thursday. In the House, 212 of the 215 votes for approval came from Republicans (with 14 GOPers voting against it). In the Senate, the 50-48 vote went straight party line, with the Republicans passing it there as well.
Here’s what the FCC rule repeal could mean for you, guy/girl currently using the internet, who probably has a porn site open in a different window at this very moment.
What the repeal means is that internet service providers no longer are prohibited from selling the web history of a customer for profit. Under the Obama administration ISPs weren’t expressly barred from selling that history, but they at least had to ask their customers if they could do it, and couldn’t punish them for saying no. Now, according to Mic, ISPs can track users with little transparency, charge customers more for privacy, or even refuse service to those who don’t agree.
Courtesy of Complex