The rules-which codified and expanded on existing online privacy protections-were passed by the FCC in October of last year and set to go into effect later this year. "We do not sell our customers' individual web browsing information to third parties". The rules had yet to be enacted, however, before the House voted on Tuesday to repeal them. The decision of the house will hugely benefit institutions like AT&T Inc, Comcast and Verizon Communications Inc.
"In truth, companies that collect and use the most customer information on the internet are not the (internet service providers) but other internet companies, including operating system providers, web browsers, search engines, and social media platforms".
Following the votes in Senate and the House, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon promised that they don't now sell users' browsing history and have no plans to do so in the future.
In other words, ISPs can still sell their users' data, which includes browsing history and app usage, to a highest bidder. Period." - Bob Quinn, Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs " Verizon does not sell the personal web browsing history of our customers.
The arguments by the Republicans do not seem to make complete sense as Internet providers are responsible for delivery of data while Facebook and Google are companies with different services for the customers. Verizon privacy officer Karen Zacharia said the company offers two programs for their browsing data.
Those in support of the rule change have argued that keeping such information private would stop innovation and provide information that would be especially useful for advertisers and marketers. Comcast customers can also opt out of receiving targeted ads, the company says.
AT&T says in its privacy statement that it will not sell personal information "to anyone, for any objective. Without these protections in place, we are at greater risk of having deeply personal and revealing information breached or used in a discriminatory way", the American Civil Liberties Union said last month in an official blog post. However, as promised, President Trump has now signed the resolution into law repealing FCC rules to protect consumers from privacy invasions by ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable.
State four-year schools in NY cost $6,470 per year to attend, with community colleges costing $4,350 per year. The scholarship does not remove tuition, but covers the difference between tuition and existing aid.
In the EU28, industrial production edged down 0.2 percent monthly in February, while it grew 2.1 percent from a year ago. Data released on Wednesday revealed that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP ) declined by 1.2 per cent in February.
The two firms both indicate that the flaws are within Microsoft's Object, Linking and Embedding ( OLE ) technology. The only way to protect yourself, according to McAfee and FireEye , is to configure Office to use Protected View .
Lastly, Rory McIlroy is back at the Masters looking to claim the last major remaining in his quest for the career Grand Slam. Former world number one Jason Day is prepared for an emotional overload if he can win a second major title in the Masters.
Elvis German, who was working nearby, said one house became caught on power lines and was about 20 feet in the air, FOX6 writes. German also indicated that when it fell back down, it made an audible noise and the power momentarily failed.
The late Kim Jong-il's eldest son was passed over for the leadership and was living outside North Korea at the time of his death. But now it appears to have acceded to North Korea's wishes to get those Malaysians released, our correspondent adds.
Ending O'Reilly's show without evidence his appeal is dwindling carries a risk: It could ignite a backlash among fans. It's essentially up to Rupert Murdoch and his sons to decide when or if O'Reilly has become a liability.
A warrant for Park's arrest was issued in the early hours of the morning following a court hearing that lasted almost nine hours. One of the privileges Park will have to give up if arrested will be getting her hair coiffed in the chignon style.
After their first face-to-face at the Mar-a-Lago resort, he trumpeted they had developed an " outstanding " relationship. However, when the two presidents met in Florida during the early hours in China , there was nearly no reporting at all.
Toshiba pays price for bad Japanese habits
Since the nuclear unit came under the supervision of a US court, the company was deconsolidated from the Toshiba group's accounts. But in an unprecedented move for a major Japanese company, Toshiba filed the report without the approval of its auditors.
Akzo Nobel Paints Itself in Corner in Elliott Fight
McGarry said, adding that a higher offer would hinge on "collaborative, substantive" talks between the companies. It wasn't clear if Elliott's move would succeed even if the hedge fund could muster enough votes.
Eating dog meat banned in Taiwan
The revised Animal Protection Act imposes hefty fine of up to Taiwan $250,000 (£6,500) for anyone found breaching the new law. Dogs for sale are kept in a cage on the day of a dog meat festival in China's Yulin town on June 22, 2015.
Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag
In a demo, the ad prompts a Google Home voice-activated speaker to start reading a description of the Whopper from Wikipedia . Consumers typically leave these devices on, meaning they could be triggered at any time with the correct words.
Garcia beats Rose to claim Masters Green Jacket
Garcia opened the back nine with two bogeys and trailed by two at the par-5 13th, where his drive landed under a bush. Open title as comfort; Fowler still needs a breakthrough. "Jose Maria's [note] was very special because he's my idol".
One For Arthur wins 170th Grand National
Cause of Causes, 16-1, finished second with Saint Are, 25-1, and 8-1 pre-race favourite Blaklion third and fourth respectively. He's improved every time". "This is a fairy tale but for excellent medical care I wouldn't have made it", said Fox, 24.