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New Bill Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations

This week Congress voted to roll back internet privacy regulations passed by the Obama administration that would have taken effect later this year. If the bill is signed by the president it would preserve the status quo, which allows internet service providers (ISPs) to sell their customers data to advertisers. Although ISPs are currently allowed to sell this information most are choosing not to but, the bill could open the door for ISPs to sell consumer information in the future. Morning Shift talks with Jon Brodkin, senior IT reporter for Ars Technica, about the rollback on privacy rules and how consumers can protect themselves.

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