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Wireless providers argue your web history isn’t ‘sensitive’ and they should be able to sell it

The Verge Monday, 20 March 2017 ()
Wireless providers argue your web history isn’t ‘sensitive’ and they should be able to sell itInternet providers are continuing to argue that they should be free to share and sell your web browsing history without permission because it isn’t “sensitive information.”

The latest group to make that argument is the CTIA, an industry association that represents AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, among others.

In a filing with the FCC last week, the CTIA wrote that “web browsing and app usage history are not ‘sensitive information,’” a claim the group justifies largely by saying the FCC failed to adequately prove that it is sensitive information, as the commission determined last year.

"Republicans intend to take down the FCC privacy rules"

The filing is part of an ongoing fight around the FCC’s broadband privacy rules, which are...
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