Trump demands secrecy himself but you cannot use the Internet with any privacy. To add insult to injury, every major company in any ties to the Internet are selling or going to be selling information about you.
Congress voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules on March 28. President Trump signed the legislation (SR Res 34) April 3rd, to take the regulations off the books and prevent future privacy rules.
Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, “the only people in the United States who want less Internet privacy are CEOs and lobbyists for giant telecom companies who want to rake in money by spying on all of us and selling the private details of our lives to marketing companies.”
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said “It is worth remembering that the FCC’s own overreach created the problem we are facing today. Until 2015, the Federal Trade Commission was protecting consumers very effectively, policing every online company’s privacy practices consistently and initiating numerous enforcement actions. However, two years ago, the FCC stripped the FTC of its authority over Internet service providers. At the time, I strongly opposed usurping the FTC, and the FCC’s struggles to address the privacy issue over the past couple of years (along with its refusal to recognize consumers’ uniform expectation of privacy) has only strengthened that view.”
The FTC’s Privacy Guidelines seem to cover criminal acts with your data or very fragmented rules about using your data. Rules about how AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon use and sell your data seem to be governed by the “Privacy” contract (3000 words) that you forced to sign before you can get service. If you have every read one, you will find that they allow the company to do just about anything with your data and change the contract at anytime.
Collecting, using, and selling your data has become a huge growth industry benignly called Big Data. This industry collects, analyzes, and extracts value (make money). Facebook is a database marketing company, posing as a social networking service, that eliminated the need for data collection and data entry by convincing 1.86 billion+ people to enter lots of data about themselves.