Protecting your privacy online

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Guests: Brian Fung, Matt Blaze, Julie Kearney

Congress just voted to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy protection rules from last year.  President Trump is expected to sign this rollback, which would mean internet service providers (ISPs) will be able to look at, and sell your personal internet activities, to third parties without user consent.  Today on the show, we’ll break down what this means for consumer privacy online, the ISPs, and how you can protect yourself and your data. Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with MATT BLAZE, associate professor of computer science at the University of Pennsylvania, BRIAN FUNG, technology reporter for the Washington Post, and JULIE KEARNEY, vice-president of regulatory affairs for the Consumer Technology Association.

 

Reading List:

“What to expect now that Internet providers can collect and sell your Web browser history” – Brian Fung (The Washington Post)

“For sale: Your private browsing history” – Jon Brodkin (Ars Technica)

“How the Republican Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers” – Tom Wheeler (The New York Times)

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