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This could also go in politics, but since that's not a default headcycle I guess technology is the best place for it.

I can believe they voted for this, but this thinking is freaking medieval.

edit - forgot some words

eugene 6 years ago

Here's another article about the same issue from The Hill Senate votes to block internet privacy regulations

And here are a couple quotes from the article itself:

The rules, which the FCC passed in a party-line vote in October, require internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon to obtain customers’ permission before using their personal information for advertising purposes.

If passed by the House and signed by President Trump, the bill would use an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to eliminate the rules before they go into effect. The CRA would also prevent the FCC from passing “substantially similar” regulations in the future, though no court has ruled on what agencies can pass under those standards.

Here's the real kicker:

Before Trump took office, the CRA had only been used once before, during the early days of President George W. Bush’s administration. But in February alone, Trump signed three more CRA bills, overturning rules that would have prevented some mentally ill people from buying guns, protected waterways from coal pollution and required mining and drilling companies to disclose certain financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The CRA was used once before by Bush. Since then nada. In February it was used to overturn rules that attempted to:

  • prevent some mentally ill people from buying guns
  • prevent waterways from coal pollution
  • required mining and drilling companies to disclose certain financial information to the SEC

I don't know what anyone's political persuasion is, but I think everyone could agree that overturning the 3 bullet points listed above are kinda...not good for anyone.

I hate reaction gifs/videos but in this case, I'll make an exception

qwerty 6 years ago

I love ya man, but knock that reaction shit off and use your words : )