Surprising Things the U.S. Government Knows About You

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Going back to the last century, government agencies, including the FBI and the National Security Agency, have been interested in what we’re viewing on our computers.

The Federal Communications Commission’s internet privacy rules were intended to limit what companies could do with information like customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and social security numbers.

With the 2017 repeal of the internet privacy law, telecom companies are now permitted to collect and sell their customers’ private online usage information.

While the repeal is said to be a boon for targeted advertising, there’s nothing to block broadband companies from selling data to the highest bidder.

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