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Obama-era Internet privacy rules reversed

by itsdigger / April 1, 2017 9:36 AM PDT

I was looking for a post that R. Proffitt had about this but I can't find it.
Anyway , it happened !
I did a little reading on this > Internet privacy bill undone and now not only Google and Facebook but even our ISP's can sell our personal information .
Some IT's say the only way around this is to use a VPN , others suggest to use ad blockers , others suggest using the Tor browser ,and yet others say we need to get more technical and without coming right out and saying it, say we need to use a Live OS.
So What do we do now ?

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As the feds dismantle it, your state restores it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2017 10:00 AM PDT
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I would be surprised
by itsdigger / April 2, 2017 4:46 AM PDT

If Illinois would roll the law back .
They're broke and are raising taxes on everything .
If this becomes a new source of income , they will hail this as a win . Shocked

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Do?
by Bob__B / April 1, 2017 4:42 PM PDT

There's an election coming....vote!

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Here's the new ballot form.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2017 4:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Do?
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Sad but true.
by Bob__B / April 2, 2017 12:47 AM PDT

However that's a political discussion and I won't go there.

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maybe not all bad
by James Denison / April 2, 2017 5:19 AM PDT

It might help expose more involved in "kiddie porn" rings, help catch more child molestors, like that guy Weiner.

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Maybe
by itsdigger / April 2, 2017 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: maybe not all bad

In that respect, a good thing , maybe go get some gangs too.
But for us regular folks , it stinks.
I wonder if this will also lead to a lot more e-mail spam and telemarketers ?

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one way to avoid some of it...
by James Denison / April 2, 2017 6:30 AM PDT
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...is to get your own domain name and add a mail package and your ISP should ONLY know or share the email address you have with them. I have one that's only shared to certain people and I get very little spam on it.

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A VPN service
by orlbuckeye / April 5, 2017 10:49 AM PDT

will also work.

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The governments don't do that. Others do a far better job.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2017 8:54 AM PDT
In reply to: maybe not all bad
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