Friday, March 24, 2017

Americans are now "Online Chattel" of powerful Wall Street Internet Companies.

Online companies now own your identity!

Every website you visit, every app that sends or receives data, everyone you email and many that you message.

Make online identities generic. Decide on what is necessary to online activity and tailor it to a single GENERIC identity. Repeat behaviors that are only online activities. Take the 'personality' out of online activity. Rely on local economies.

There is basically no security to your life or activities as they are recorded on data streams. DON'T LIVE ON THE NET! I have a hard wired home phone. Always have. Force companies and the government to use the FISA Court. This is outrageous.

Osama bin Laden is dead and no one is allowed to know my shoe size!

March 23, 2017
By Tall Arbel and Richard Lardner

New York — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations (click here) , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.

Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information. That’s a much stronger privacy-protection weapon than letting them use your data until you tell them to stop. As anyone who has ever tried to stop getting targeted ads on the internet knows, opting out is hard.

Without those protections, consumer advocates fear that broadband providers will be able to do what they like with people’s data.

“Advertisers and marketers are lining up to get access to all the information that’s now available about us,” said Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, which advocates for tougher internet privacy measures....