Republicans in the House and Senate just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule which protected our customer data from being sold by Internet Service Providers. What’s even worse? They didn’t even try to cover their tracks, TC Sottek.

GOP lawmakers offered no credible reason for the double-cross Americans except for citing “choice,” as if consumers “are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay,” chides Sottek.

The people most happy with the reversal, all the folks who stand to make lots of money off our information, e.g., companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The same people, says Sottek, who routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.

How much did it cost to buy them? Check out what your reps sold you out to ISPs for at FollowTheMoney.org

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