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U.S. Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Protection Rules
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March 30, 2017

Slashing these privacy rules means that ISPs will be able to constantly monitor and store your most private information, like the websites you visit and the products you buy, and sell that data to the highest bidder.

The U.S. Congress just decimated Internet privacy rules and voted to allow Internet Service Providers to spy on you and sell your sensitive information to advertisers without your consent.

The House of Representatives voted on the bill Tuesday, and it was already passed by the Senate last week. The President has already said that he'll sign it.

The most disturbing part? The members of Congress who pushed for this attack on our privacy have been taking money hand over fist from the very same Big Cable companies that stand to profit from selling the intimate details of our lives.


Slashing these privacy rules means that ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T will be able to constantly monitor and store your most private information, like the websites you visit, the products you buy, and your real time location, and sell that data to the highest bidder.

Even creepier, it will allow ISPs to inject ads into your web browsing, install undetectable software on your devices to track your activity, and deploy systems to undermine encryption.

When ISPs collect and store this information, they'll also be making it available to the Federal government and law enforcement through bulk surveillance programs.

This is nothing less than an all out assault on our basic right to use the Internet safely and securely, and it's putting all of us at risk.

Tuesday's vote was a crushing blow, but what's most important is what happens next.

We need to generate a massive public backlash to make it clear to our elected officials that we will not sit back and allow them to put our friends and family in danger.

We can't let them get away with this. We're crowdfunding to put up billboards with the name of every lawmaker who voted for this travesty, because the public deserves to know which politicians sold out our Internet privacy to giant corporations. Will you chip in to hold these corrupt lawmakers accountable and help us get these billboards to as many Congressional districts as possible?

Major news outlets like USA Today and The Hill have already covered our plan to unleash these billboards shining a spotlight on the lawmakers who betrayed us.

Help us get these billboards into as many of these corrupt lawmakers backyards as possible. Click HERE to chip in. Fight for the Future works to protect your rights in the digital age. We'll keep fighting for the Internet.

Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 whose mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. Learn more at fightforthefuture.org.