Back in March, we reported that the US Senate had voted to repeal crucial Internet privacy laws that prevented ISPs from tracking and selling your data. Shortly afterwards, the House voted in favor, too. Now President Trump has signed the bill, making it official.

Data collection has always been a thing, but in most cases companies needed to obtain your consent (which they probably did through a long “terms and conditions” article that nobody read). That’s no longer a requirement, and your ISP is allowed to take and sell your data without telling you about any of it.

Selling your browsing history might not sound like too big of a deal, but there’s more to it than just getting embarrassed that your unique sexual fetishes are being revealed. Through your browsing history, your ISP has access to your social security number, financial information, medical information, and more.

Oh, and don’t forget your phones! They’re going to track what you do on your phones, too.

This is fine. Everything is fine.

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