Now the House of Representatives has just followed suit, so unless President Trump vetoes it, it will become law.
While everybody was busy discussing how disastrous the GOP health care plan (aka Trumpcare) had turned out, House Republicans quietly voted to take away your internet privacy. The measure, she said, is "about increasing profits at the expense of the privacy of the American people".
The federal regulatory body's newly appointed chairman Ajit Pai, an Indian American, welcomed the vote and promised to work with another federal regulatory body to protect consumers' online privacy. Websites are governed by a less restrictive set of rules overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Rather than enforce the user-friendly protections across the board, however, the government chose to shoot them down altogether.
"The reality is all the information of what they're doing online is already being collected", Vankat said.
The Trump administration's comments echo Republican legislators who argued the privacy protections placed an undue burden on providers while letting large online services off the hook.
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While consumers do have a choice, they have overwhelmingly chosen sites and apps that sell their information.
Flake said the repeal was "the first step toward restoring the FTC's light-touch, consumer-friendly approach". "Privacy will be protected and enhanced by removing uncertainty and confusion".
Outrage is growing at Republicans following a controversial vote Tuesday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration.
Flores is incorrect, however. A VPN service is also tied to a service provider, meaning a VPN provider could also share your information with the service provider if it wanted to, said Runa Sandvik, a director of information security for The New York Times. "This rule would literally change how broadband providers have access to your entire personal life", he said. "They can even track us when we're surfing in private browsing mode".