EFF Call for sign-ons: ISPs, networking companies and engineers opposed to FCC privacy repeal

Eric Tykwinski eric-list at truenet.com
Tue Mar 28 23:17:25 UTC 2017

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 7:08 PM, valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:51:43 -0700, Seth Mattinen said:
>> Has there ever been a real survey that asks people where they think
>> Google gets the money to support things like Gmail for "free"?
> There's a difference.  Google only gets to aggregate data you pass to Google.
> Your ISP gets to aggregate data you pass to *anybody*.  The difference matters.
> Consider this example from the EFF:
> "They know you spoke with an HIV testing service, then your doctor, then your
> health insurance company in the same hour. But they don't know what was
> discussed."
> And the ISP is in that same position of being able to see all 3, and allowing
> anybody they sell the data to, to make conclusions.
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/why-metadata-matters

My first thought was your 6 year old watching sesame street videos, and your 10 year old playing minecraft.
Sounds like the various COPPA lawsuits that I’ve seen from the FTC lawsuits, but IANAL.

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