Tuesday August 09, 2016

FCC: Broadband Privacy Should Not Be a 'Luxury Item'

So far, I have been pretty impressed with Tom Wheeler. I had my reservations at first but, I have to admit, he's done a pretty good job so far.

FCC boss Tom Wheeler says that protection your broadband privacy should not be a luxury option. Wheeler was responding to reports last week noting that Comcast is considering charging broadband subscribers more to protect their own privacy. As we've long noted that's something AT&T already does -- the company charging users $30 to $50 more per month if they want to opt out of the telco's "Internet Preferences," a deep packet inspection program that tracks your browsing behavior around the Internet.