Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Internet Privacy A Thing of the Past!

My fellow Americans, we are now no longer safe to do what we please in our homes or on our phones.  Thanks to a new law that was passed through Congress and signed by the President, our Internet Service Providers are now allowed to sell our personal information to advertising firms.  That means anything you post on Facebook, anything you post on Twitter, anything you purchase from Amazon, Pizza Hutt, and anything "questionable" you look at will be sold to advertisers without your consent.  And there's no opt out like we had with the Can Spam Act of 2003. 

And the best part? It's not unconstitutional.  Privacy is not a right protected by the US Constitution.  And why would it be? When it was written, we weren't even close to the population we are now, and the internet was centuries away.  Privacy back then meant closing and locking your doors and windows.

And that's not even counting the security standpoint. Yes, all your surf history will be viewed by people who only see you as a number who can buy their shit, but this also makes identity theft easier.  You see, companies already have problems protecting your credit card or banking data now; it will get worse when companies don't care who is buying shit in your name have access to it.

So, my fellow Americans, if you are using carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Spectrum (formerly Time Warner), STOP PUTTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT THERE.  Don't use social media on these platforms.  Don't buy stuff on the internet with these platforms.  And most of all, but the hell out of your congress representative about getting this stuck down.  Let them know that we don't care how much money they are set to make by this; our personal safety is worth more than money.

Also, we really need an Amendment to the Constitution to make sure that laws like this will BE unconstitutional in the future.  The Supreme Court NEEDS the power to strike down these kinds of laws, to protect us as a nation like they're supposed to be able to.