Congress votes to overturn FCC privacy rules, paving the way for ISPs to sell browsing data

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As noted by The Verge, the House of Representatives today passed a resolution that overturns the Obama-era rules that required Internet service providers to ask for customer permission before sharing their browsing history with other companies.

"The consequences of passing this resolution are clear: broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, and others will be able to sell your personal information to the highest bidder without your permission," said Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) on the House floor this afternoon.

Perhaps one of the biggest and most overlooked aspects of this repeal is that, in addition to rolling back the rules set forth last year by the FCC, it also prohibits the FCC from passing any additional privacy restrictions that would protect the user data of customers.

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