Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

Meno male che in Europa non puo’ accadere.
(per chi si lamenta del GDPR…)

Source : Vice.com

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

“Even though several of the ISPs promise not to sell consumers personal data, they allow it to be used, transferred, and monetized by others.”

Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report showcases how when it comes to consumer privacy, broadband providers are every bit as terrible as you thought they were.

The new FTC report studied the privacy practices of six unnamed broadband ISPs and their advertising arms, and found that the companies routinely collect an ocean of consumer location, browsing, and behavioral data. They then share this data with dodgy middlemen via elaborate business arrangements that often aren’t adequately disclosed to broadband consumers.

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That includes the behavior of internet of things devices connected to your network, your daily movements, your online browsing history, clickstream data (not only which sites you visit but how much time you linger there), email and search data, race and ethnicity data, DNS records, your cable TV viewing habits, and more.

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