Privacy 101: Why You Need a VPN
By Evan Dashevsky 31 Aug 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Congress just moved to let ISPs sell your personal data. Here's how to protect yourself.
Earlier this year, the Republican-led Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that blocked ISPs from selling your data to third parties without permission. The vote largely fell along party lines and President Trump signed the bill into law in early April. SecurityWatchThe new rules will allow ISPs (your Comcasts, Charters, and AT&Ts) to "harvest" their customers' online data and sell it to third-party marketers. Monetized online behavior isn't new. If you Google "cold remedies," for example, don't be surprised to later encounter web ads for decongestants and tissues. What magical marketing fairies enabled this seamless synergy, you ask? Big Data!
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