Donald Trump is now your last hope for the most basic internet privacy rules
Go ahead and assume that everything you do online is being tracked and sold without your knowledge.
The House voted 215-205 on Tuesday in favor of erasing a rule that would prevent internet service providers from quietly selling off consumer data without notifying those consumers. The rule — enacted last year by the Federal Communications Commission — was so short-lived that it never got the chance to be implemented.
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The Senate voted to do the same thing in a 50-48 vote late last week. Now, it’s up to President Donald Trump