Congress Votes To Let Internet Service Providers Sell User Browsing Data


. NOW TO A CBS 4 CONSUMER ALERT, WHAT WHERE YOU GO AND WHAT YOU DO ON THE INTERNET IS ABOUT TO BECOME LESS PRIVATE. THEY ROLLED BACK THE BIGGEST WIN N CONSUMER PRIVACY THAT I’VE SEEN IN YEARS. THEY’VE JUST DESTROYED IT. Reporter: JEREMY GALULA WITH THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION IS OUTRAGE WITH THE BILL THAT ALLOWS ONLINE INFORMATION TO BE STORE AND SOLD BY AT&T, COMCAST, AND VERIZON WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT. YOUR BROWSING HISTORY, ONLINE APPS AND GPS TRACKING DEVICES CAN BE UP FOR SALE. LET’S SAY I’M ON EBAY AND I WANT TO BUY A NEW CAMERA. Reporter: A COMPUTER SCIENTISTS SHOWS US HOW YOUR ONLINE BEHAVIOR IS SAVED. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE, AND RIGHT HERE IT SAYS LOOK JEREMY IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW CAMERA WE’RE JUST AFRAID THAT ISPs ARE GOING TO TURN THE CREEPINESS UP TO 11. Reporter: JEFF FLAKE OF ARIZONA INTRODUCED THE SENATE BILL. THIS WOULD SAY LET’S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. Reporter: COMPANIES LIKE GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ALREADY SAVE THE SAME USER INFORMATION. SINGLING OUT ISPs IS UNFAIR. YOU CAN ALWAYS OPT OUT BY CONTACTING THE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER AND SAY YOU DON’T WANT YOUR DATA TO BE HOLD. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THERE IS NO LAW REQUIRING ISPs TO ALLOW TO YOU OPT OUT AND THE DECISION IS UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPANY

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