Cash rules everything around D.C.
That’s hardly a new revelation, but it’s worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important data privacy regulations that would have forced your internet provider to at least ask your permission before tracking you across the internet and selling that information to the highest bidder.
Trump is expected to sign the bill into law soon, ensuring your data will no longer be yours and that internet service providers will be able to make a ton of money off it. Great news.
But how the hell did we get here? The easy answer: Money. Bags of it. The telecom industry has given huge amounts of cash to the politicians who voted to give them basically unlimited powers to track your internet usage and then sell that data to the highest bidders. Read more…
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