Marco Rubio Takes Money From Telecoms, Cosponsors Bill to Let Them Sell Your Web History
When a congressional issue unites the following list of subhuman rat-people, you know it's going to be something awful. One bill this year has brought together U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (the dude who hates Iran), Jim Inhofe (the idiot who took a snowball inside the Capitol to disprove global warming), Rand Paul, Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, the Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz, and Miami's own Marco Rubio.
Does the measure compel Donald Trump to release his tax returns? Demand that U.S. intelligence agencies declassify their investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia? Nope.
The bill simply lets internet service providers sell your web-browsing history to whomever they want.
On March 7, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake proposed the bill, which would repeal the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for people who use the internet (read: pretty much everybody). The rules that Flake wants to repeal came into effect only in 2015, after that year's massive battle over net-neutrality laws. As part of the fight, the FCC took over privacy-protection duties from the Federal Trade Commission and banned ISPs from selling users' history to whomever they please without written consent.