|Without permission or oversight, your broadband provider may be tracking and storing all of your online activity and personal details for profit. From what you search for, what websites you visit, how long, and how often – they can turn around and sell it to the highest bidder or give it to the government – all without your consent or knowledge.  For us, it’s simple: this kind of ISP spying should be against the law. If you agree, now’s the time to speak up, because we have until *tomorrow* to convince the FCC to end unchecked data collection. Make sure they hear from you before it’s too late. Send a comment to the FCC now »
Companies like AT&T and Verizon are already known for giving the government unrestricted access to your data.  If these same companies continue to have universal access to our personal internet details like this, you can be sure that the FBI and NSA will soon have access to it as well.
Even if you visit sites that use encryption, they still know what sites you visited, and when. Combined with the address and payment information they already have, ISP’s uniquely broad view allows them to infer a lot about you — like private health issues, financial situation, what your political leanings are, or where you’re considering going on your next vacation. And right now they can use this information however they want, and sell it to whomever else they choose.
It might be our last chance to win this simple, concrete improvement to our online privacy. File a comment now to let the FCC know you support the proposed rules!
Thanks for taking action,
PS. We want to thank you so much for your work on the fight against McCain amendment 4787, which would have given the FBI the power to look through our online communications and browser histories with only a National Security Letter. The measure failed by one vote, in no small part due to your calls and tweets, but pro-surveillance Senate Republicans are planning to re-vote as soon as they can secure enough support. Learn more here.