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From the Electronic Frontier Foundation, March 30, 2017 | By Bill Budington and Jeremy Gillula and Kate Tummarello

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/first-horseman-privacy-apocalypse-has-already-arrived-verizon-announces-plans

How can online users protect themselves from big business now?


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How can online users protect themselves from big business now?

When it comes to '"spyware", it depends on why the software was installed. Is it used to protect the population in any way? Is it used to serve adware? Is it used to monitor software performance in order to keep it working well and deliver improvements? For example, people complained about Windows 10 telemetry when the operating system was introduced. It's that so-called "spyware" that helps Microsoft fix bugs efficiently.

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That was a rhetorical question by the way. Always an excuse. Did you read the full article? Did you see what Congress is doing with your privacy rights? As far as I know Canada is not yet affected.
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Did you read the full article? Did you see what Congress is doing with your privacy rights? As far as I know Canada is not yet affected.
Yes, I read the full article. The news was reported by the media and on social media platforms on March 28 after the House voted to block online privacy regulations.

Broadband providers and internet companies like Google already do a lot of tracking. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3148794/personal-technology/14-eyebrow-raising-things-google-knows-about-you.html
 

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Thanks.   :t
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