Newswire: Senate votes to allow ISPs to share your browsing history without permission

While the GOP suffered a major setback today with the indefinite tabling of the party’s proposed Obamacare replacement, bringing Republicans nearly to tears over just how unfair it was that they couldn’t condemn millions of Americans to bankruptcy and premature death just to spite former President Obama, not all is lost in the heartless world of conservative politics this week. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to allow internet service providers to share their customers’ private information, including their web browsing histories, without their permission. The reason? Money, of course.

The vote was to overturn privacy rules passed last year by the FCC requiring ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to obtain permission from customers before sharing their private information. This was apparently deleterious to ISPs’ ability to sell customer data for targeted ads, prompting the Senate to spring into action to protect the poor, beleaguered telecom giants …

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