On ‘Radio Times:’ Exploring the implications of internet privacy

One portion of the plan proposed by the FCC would place a benefit limit on subscribers to the Lifeline internet subsidy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

One portion of the plan proposed by the FCC would place a benefit limit on subscribers to the Lifeline internet subsidy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Congress just voted to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy protection rules. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback, which means that internet service providers (ISPs), companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast, would be able to look at and sell your personal data gathered from your internet activities without user permission.

On Friday, “Radio Times” explored the implications for our privacy with Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, and with Matt Blaze, a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Blaze explained to host Mary Cummings-Jordan that it’s not only advertisers who will have easier access to our information, but insurers, hackers, and the government, too.

Fung and Blaze went on to discuss steps consumers can take to protect their personal information online.

Listen to the entire hour.

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