Congress has sold out your browsing habits to advertisers, passing a law that allows internet service providers (ISPs) that provide your broadband connection to sell your data without asking for permission first.
That means your data could be sold to the highest bidder. It could be used for a variety of reasons, such as to build a profile for an insurance firm — potentially deciding if you get covered — or handed to political campaigners. Another likely use is for targeted advertising, much in the same way that Google and Facebook already do — and protecting yourself isn’t as easy as many make it out.
Here’s the steps you should take to keep your data from being gathered up and sold to the highest bidder.