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How to Keep Your Internet Browser History Private

Teen Vogue: Congress has sold out your browsing habits to advertisers, passing a law that allows internet service providers that provide your broadband connection to sell your data without asking for permission first. 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.

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House Votes to Strip Privacy Protections from Broadband Users

Echoing the Senate vote last week, today the United States House of Representatives voted to permanently strip Americans of common sense privacy and security protections for some of their most sensitive personal information. In a 215-205 vote, the House approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to reverse the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s broadband privacy rules. The measure also prevents the FCC from passing substantially similar rules to protect broadband customers’ privacy in the future.

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Senate Votes to Strip Privacy Protections from Broadband Users

Today the Senate voted to permanently strip Americans of privacy and security protections for some of their most sensitive personal information. In a 50–48 vote, the Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to reverse the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s common-sense broadband privacy rules. The measure also prevents the FCC from passing substantially similar rules to protect broadband customers’ privacy in the future.

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Congressional Resolution Would Strip Internet Users of Privacy Protections

Senator Flake and 21 cosponsors introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to strip internet users of critical privacy and security protections for the sensitive information they share with their internet service providers. If passed, the measure would permanently reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules. CDT strongly opposed this resolution.

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FCC Proposal on Broadband Privacy Offers Meaningful Protections for Consumers

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated a fact sheet describing a modified Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would extend robust privacy protections to broadband internet customers. This proposal promises to give consumers meaningful control over how their information is used and shared by broadband providers. CDT has long expressed support for strong customer controls over personal information.

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A Win for Net Neutrality as Court Upholds FCC Order

The D.C. Circuit released its opinion today in US Telecom v FCC, handing a historic victory to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), net neutrality advocates, and consumers. In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeals upheld reclassification for both fixed and mobile broadband services, preserving the FCC’s ability to ensure that carriers treat equally all traffic crossing their networks.

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