Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to remove a broadband provider rule that prevents internet service providers (ISP) from selling your personally identifiable information (PII) to advertisers without your explicit consent. If this ruling also passes the House, ISPs will be able to sell your browsing habits, and other personal information, at their whim. Many have pointed out the serious privacy implications of this change, and suggest ISP should now stand for “invading subscriber privacy.” Beyond the privacy risks, I also argue that this change puts your security at risk. Watch today’s video to hear more about this vote, my opinions about it, and what you can do to get involved.
Episode Runtime: 4:10
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOwjEcr02dU
- U.S. Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell your data to advertisers – Ars Technica
- EFF’s take on Senate putting profits over privacy – EFF
- Malvertising still a significant threat – Infosec Island