Zombie cookies: 5 nasty ways that the FCC privacy rules overturn can affect your phone

Zombie cookies: 5 nasty ways that the FCC privacy rules overturn can affect your phone
Yesterday, Congress voted to repeal the landmark FCC privacy rule from the Obama admin that prevented ISPs from selling customer data to the highest bidder. Those 15 Republicans that joined the Democrats against the repeal unfortunately weren't enough. Before the overturn, the ISPs needed to have an opt-in/opt-out permission system in place for what they did with your personal data, like your browsing history.

Not anymore, if President Trump signs the repeal, so here are the ways that AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others will be able to peruse your private data from then on, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). There are plenty of precedents with the ISPs abusing that practice before, thus there is every chance they will do it again now, so check out what you might be up against after the landmark FCC privacy rule repeal.

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5 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 616; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Till they start tracking what Trump does on his devices.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Maybe they can block Twitter...

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

We already sell our privacy by taking pictures of ourselves and others and sharing them, heck, using phone numbers for our email and instant messaging applications is just another straightforward. Just saying.

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Ignoring the fact we are paying for the internet connection, hardware, and assorted other fees, no app will get as much of our data as the ISPs can. As an added bonus, you can't root or jailbreak it away.

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

GOP has sold Americans out, and flushed them down the toilet with this bill, the "party of the people"

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