President Trump signed a bill into law Monday tossing out the FCC's controversial broadband privacy rules, which would have required ISPs to obtain customers' consent in order to use and share their personal information.
While the chatter in Washington D.C. last week focused on the failed GOP health care plan to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, a much quieter - but equally egregious - repeal-and-replace bill moved through the U.S. Senate along party lines. "We had the same protections in place the day before the Congressional resolution was passed, and we will have the same protections the day after President Trump signs the CRA into law", he said. "We did not do it before the FCC's rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so", Comcast's chief privacy officer Gerard Lewis saidin a Friday statement. And consumer advocates worry that the companies will be an enticing target for hackers.
"In adopting these rules the Commission implements the statutory requirement that telecommunications carriers protect the confidentiality of customer proprietary information". With the president's signature, the FCC's landmark rules to protect consumer privacy are wholly repealed and the FCC is barred from passing any "substantially similar" new rules.
Cable and wireless companies (and their respective lobbyists) opposed these rules, claiming it was unfair for the FCC to provide one set of regulations for broadband providers and another for online content companies (like Google, Amazon, and Netflix). Three major ISPs - Verizon, AT&T and Comcast - have spoken out to indicate that they have no intention of selling customer information.
AOL and Yahoo to Become Oath
Verizon is acquiring Yahoo's assets under a $4.48bn transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of June this year. As Armstrong pointed out on Twitter , these and other future Oath brands engage more than a billion consumers worldwide.
Internet companies like Google don't have to ask their Internet users for permission before tracking what sites they visit.
While the rule did give broadband providers access to a user's email address and other private information, like geolocation or financial information, users were also specifically given the chance to opt out of sharing their info.
The White House has signaled it supports axing the Obama-era rules.
Some of the Congress is also of the opinion that the ISP's will sell personal data to the highest bidder. Almost a dozen CRA resolutions have gone to the President for signing in just the last few weeks. "Those flawed privacy rules, which never went into effect, were created to benefit one group of favoured companies, not online consumers".
But social media and internet search websites don't have access to almost as much data as internet service providers.
Trump's FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, said the Federal Trade Commission, not the FCC, should regulate Internet providers' data-mining practices.
Surprisingly, Trump said that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of online communications his administration is likely to use for everything from day-to-day planning to global relations back on January 1st, 2017.
British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker
Earlier PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said that India stands with United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities.
MPs Kesineni Srinivas and Konakalla Narayana tried to pacify Bonda but the latter remained firm on his decision. Naidu sought the resignations of five ministers who have now been replaced at a cabinet meet on Saturday night.
Police confirm 13 people total needed treatment, including six children between the ages of 10 and 14 that were found unconscious. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Most likely, single foldable smartphones would be unveiled first, while multi-foldable devices will be introduced later. Many said that when you want to touch it, you usually touch the camera, smudging it and in time, damaging its quality.
The report came shortly after the nine-time WWE tag team champions publicly slammed TNA in a video that Matt released on YouTube. Matt and Jeff Hardy returned to WWE at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando this evening, to an absolutely enormous pop.
The president explained that there would also be a plan to collect the taxes imposed on foreign exporters who broke trade rules. Talking to White House reporters, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted that the executive orders were not just about China.
Cheng Yu-Tung, father of the current chairman and founder of Chow Tai Fook, and commemorates the esteemed brand's 88 anniversary. The auction is a world record for the price that this diamond has been sold as never a gem has been sold at so much high price.
But sadly, that was the only iteration of the CPU which launched and the shiny dustbin-shaped computer was forgotten by Apple . The new Mac Pros will not be arriving this year and users will have to wait until some time next year to buy one.
The situation is more complicated in Lebanon, where the government refused the establishment of formal camps. But so far there has been no significant violence between Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities.
A rare terrible start by Masahiro Tanaka put the Yankees down early on Sunday , and they were never able to get back in the game. While striking out 17 batters to just two walks is impressive, also keep in mind batters only hit.157/.181/.371 in 70 at-bats.
Speaking of which, the typical SpaceX launch costs around $62 million. "Flight proven", Musk quickly added, his preferred term. Having launched four rockets this year already, SpaceX intends to fly 20 to 24 missions by the end of 2017.
The GOP-dominated House of Representatives voted in favor of undoing the non-discrimination rule on February 16. Two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - voted against the 48 other GOP senators.
Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details
He needs to hear from doctors, nurses and hospital administrators who are on the front lines of providing health care. The chairman of the House tax committee declared Monday he is "turning the page" from health care to tax reform....
Android 7.0 deployment for Moto G4 starts today
Dual 13MP cameras are also rumored for the new device along with a front-facing LED flash, and front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Though the Moto X 2017 hasn't been announced yet, it's very likely we'll see the phone sometime in 2017.
Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2M in Hong Kong
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, displayed on a model's hand. Sotheby's was forced to buy the diamond from the seller because it had guaranteed a US$60mln sale price.
GOP state senator: Why I'm fighting for equal pay
Kentucky ranked 16 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the pay disparity between men and women, the study said . According to the Daily Beast , the top ten most remunerative majors (except pharmaceutical scientists) are dominated by men.
USA auto sales fall 1.6% in March as industry cools
General Motors sales climbed 1.6 percent, a smaller gain than analysts projected, while Honda reported a surprise drop. Sales of sport-utility vehicles, crossovers and pickup trucks increased 5.5% to 117,521, reflecting a record March.
'We Happy Few' Videogame Getting Movie Adaptation
Gold Circle's Paul Brooks adds, "As a Brit and a fan of shows like The Prisoner , the game's social satire resonated with me". Johnson and Chief Content Officer Dan Jevons producing the protect, Stephan Bugaj being the executive producer.
Mets' Syndergaard exits game with blister
Teheran joined Rick Mahler (1985-88) and Greg Maddux (1993-96) as the lone Atlanta pitchers to start four straight season openers. I was nervous - and that was an awesome feeling". "I think it's the right decision", Collins said.
This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem
Evolution favoured the tiny fish with large teeth first and later found a way to enhance them with venom , he added. For instance, they could develop a more effective painkiller by using the opioid peptides present in the venom .
Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final
This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots.
S. Korea hails new United States sanctions on N
Ties between the two countries have worsened recently as North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. If Washington sees changes it likes, it will remain a member and if not "we'll put out", she said.
What the death of broadband privacy rules means
The FCC put in place critical broadband privacy protection rules late a year ago to protect your right to privacy online. After effectively killing internet privacy, Trump's administration may further harm internet users in the near future.
Denver weather forecast for today, April 1: Ugh, snow probably
The forecast will change over the next day as I get more information about the thermal profile of the atmosphere during the storm. Snow will also make an appearance in much of Wyoming, the Wasatch Range in Utah and in northern Arizona, including Flagstaff.