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Windows 7: Congress voted to overturn Internet privacy rules...

23 Mar 2017   #1
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Congress voted to overturn Internet privacy rules...

Posted this earlier today on TenForums:

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I'm watching the Senate channel [C-Span2] and they're holding a vote to repeal the privacy rules passed in 2016:
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Congress is set to vote Thursday to nullify the new broadband privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year.

The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers' permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016

Source: Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules
Right now it's: 40 Aye - 39 Nay , with a simple majority to over turn. Nay is good for us, the user.

I'll edit post when finished.

Senate voted to remove the limits 50 aye 48 nay....

Update, resolution goes to House:
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U.S. senators voted 50 to 48 to approve a joint resolution from ................... that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules from going into effect. The resolution also would bar the FCC from ever enacting similar consumer protections. It now heads to the House.
[How a single Internet provider could end up making money off you several times over]

Source: The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy - The Washington Post



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23 Mar 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Kind of anticlimactic seeing where win-10 is all about
Why exclude isp's we actually pay isp's
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23 Mar 2017   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Maybe I'm mis-reading you, but agreed win10 is ad-oriented, but this isn't about ad revenue, it's about privacy.

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Congress is set to vote Thursday to nullify the new broadband privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year.

The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers' permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016

Source: Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules
I can't remember if my ISP [Vz] ever asked me if I wanted to opt-out.
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23 Mar 2017   #4
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

This is just the beginning. I expect Net Neutrality to go next.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/t...ity-rules.html
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23 Mar 2017   #5
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

The US Congress is Corrupt as it gets... >_<
how can they live with themselves knowing the EVIL they wrought...
Hopefully it will be stopped in the House.
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23 Mar 2017   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhoopee View Post
This is just the beginning. I expect Net Neutrality to go next.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/t...ity-rules.html
It surprises me that Mr. Pai would do that when just this afternoon he announced his department would crack down on robocalls: FCC launches crackdown on fraudulent robocalls | TheHill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
The US Congress is Corrupt as it gets... >_<
how can they live with themselves knowing the EVIL they wrought...
Hopefully it will be stopped in the House.
Hopefully, But please govern yourself, as we are treading on thin ice here, if the thread doesn't remain civil and on topic it will be modified or deleted: Forum Rule 8) No discussions of religion, politics, or firearms.

Suffice it to say:
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke
Make sure you make your thoughts known to your representative.
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23 Mar 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Biggest difference is the isp only tracks web traffic
10 tracks everything you do locally and web traffic

I'd be more conferrable with just web traffic lol
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24 Mar 2017   #8
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

"I'd be more conferrable with just web traffic", I believe you meant comfortable? So would I if it was just web traffic, but this re-opens the door.

p.s. Don't feel bad about the misspelling, I didn't notice it until my third read.
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24 Mar 2017   #9
gobbetto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

Well, internet is not just in US you know.
There are many but many other countries each one with its own rules about it.
I live in a country where the privacy is already not so private so I don't see the real problem there, sorry.
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24 Mar 2017   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gobbetto View Post
Well, internet is not just in US you know.
There are many but many other countries each one with its own rules about it.
I live in a country where the privacy is already not so private so I don't see the real problem there, sorry.
What you say is true but remember this is news here in the US.
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