Authoritarians have a good way of spinning their creepy actions enough for their believers to justify an attack on their human rights. So far, that is the case with the republican-led campaign to repeal Obama-era internet privacy rules. Your basic republitard can belch out the talking points about how Google and Facebook already watch everything they do, so what’s it matter if the internet service providers do the same?
Right? What does it matter, what’s another set of hands digging through your private possessions, NOT STEALING ANY OF THEM, but logging their details and selling the information to the highest bidder?
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn laid out a perfect example, one you cheesed burger eating ingrates could comprehend. WATCH:
Ah yes, the ‘internet of things’ …you remember that phrase? It describes a time in the not-so-distant future where your thermostat, security cameras, television, refrigerator, for fucked sake your toaster are all pushing little bits of information about you out to the interweb.
This is not good, dude. When Trump signed away privacy rules that would have stopped Comcast from logging your preferred toaster settings to their evil towers in Philadelphia, he sold you out to faceless corporations, immortal diseases roaming the earth. Faceless corporations, mind you, who completely control your ability to access the greatest invention of the 21st century, the big information bang, the internet. Internet service providers control it. Not Google, not yet at least.
Massachusetts Rep Mike Capuano had some fun with these insane republican measures, referencing his recent online purchase of some undies, which is worth bringing to your attention if for the visuals alone:
Perhaps you are beginning to understand the gravity of our President’s pen strokes Monday, the ones that approved a very Orwellian nightmare, a repeal to privacy rules that Obama worked so hard to bless us with. Your internet service provider can henceforth mine and measure your every internet move and the FCC is totally freaked out.
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Also, someone mentioned VPN players could become interesting going forward, as internet users seek to protect themselves from the ISP money grubbers. It’s worth an investigation. DEVELOPING…Comments »