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US Congress votes to remove ISP privacy rules
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jul 2017, 16:07    Post subject:  US Congress votes to remove ISP privacy rules
Subject description: what it means for ISP customers
 

https://vpnreviewer.com/us-congress-votes-remove-isp-privacy-rules

What it means for you in the US :

basically, it gives your ISP the right to sell collected information to third parties without your approval

The profiling done :
It can be done via monitoring your internet access is quite accurate. It can determine your age, sex, location, search habits, medical conditions, sexual orientation and preference, religious beliefs, how big your household is, how many kids you have, if you are on vacation and the list goes on.

What your ISP can see :
Even on HTTPS connections, your ISP still sees what web site you accessed it and for how long, even if the actual accessed content is not visible, and this is almost always done by logging DNS requests history.

DNS at the front and center of surveillance :
It likely that most data collection of browsing history is made by “exploiting” the DNS protocol, by logging and analyzing all DNS queries on the ISP’s DNS servers

DNS.Watch is a good starting point if privacy is a big concern to you :
DNS.Watch (84.200.69.80 and 84.200.70.40)

For specific needs (parental control, for example), there are a number of other DNS service providers out there :
https://vpnreviewer.com/recommended-public-dns-servers
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Moose On The Loose


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jul 2017, 11:00    Post subject: Re: US Congress votes to remove ISP privacy rules
Subject description: what it means for ISP customers
 

labbe5 wrote:
https://vpnreviewer.com/us-congress-votes-remove-isp-privacy-rules

What it means for you in the US :

basically, it gives your ISP the right to sell collected information to third parties without your approval


This is worse that most people think. It gives the ISP the ability to use your information to make money. If the ISP is a publicly traded corporation, by law, the board must always work to increase the stock value of that corporation. Hence they legally have to do it if it makes their stocks go up. To be able to sell the information, they have to gather it. Once gathered, there is something for the government to demand from them.

Also there is currently an effort by the Trump admin to get all the information the states have on who the voters are. The ISP using your information to make money is one thing but the ability to line up your communication history with how you voted is quite another.
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:05    Post subject: privacy rules lost to ISPs' pressure
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https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15073162/fcc-broadband-internet-privacy-rules-congress-vote

ISPs were required to :

Tell customers about what types of information they collect, how they use that information, and with whom they share that information

Obtain affirmative permission (opt in) from customers to use and share sensitive information like financial and health information, Social Security numbers, web browsing, and application usage history. For non-sensitive information, customers must be allowed to opt out of use and sharing of that information at any time and with minimum effort.

Take reasonable measures to keep customers’ data secure.

Give customers timely notice of data breaches, and in the event of a larger breach, give notice to law enforcement officials.

ISPs are clearly the winners in the US, now you are the products, everything they can gather from your browsing habits is for sale.
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:27    Post subject:  

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Also there is currently an effort by the Trump admin to get all the information the states have on who the voters are.

Voter information is public records.
It is not protected from release to others.
The only thing is, some states require the request for voter information must be made by any registered voter in that state.
South Carolina requires this.
I am a registered voter in South Carolina.
I can request the voter info, on all voters in the state, and they have to give it to me. Exclamation

The head of the Republican Party in South Carolina (a registered voter) is providing the voter info to President Trumps voter review comity.

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:41    Post subject:  

If I am reading it correctly.
This bill was introduced, but has not been passed by Congress.
So, it is not in effect at this time and may never be passed.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/86


Seems this one did it.
However, this one did go into effect and passed.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/34?r=40

What does this really do!!!!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2017/03/30/why-congresss-rejection-of-proposed-fcc-data-rules-will-not-affect-your-privacy-in-the-slightest/#5105ff6e8b14

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