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posted by martyb on Wednesday February 19 2020, @03:10AM   Printer-friendly
from the Captialistic-Voyeurism dept.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/isps-sue-maine-claim-web-privacy-law-violates-their-free-speech-rights/:

The broadband industry is suing Maine to stop a Web-browsing privacy law similar to the one killed by Congress and President Donald Trump in 2017. Industry groups claim the state law violates First Amendment protections on free speech and the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution.

[...] Customer data protected by this law includes Web-browsing history, application-usage history, precise geolocation data, the content of customers' communications, IP addresses, device identifiers, financial and health information, and personal details used for billing.

[...] The state law "imposes unprecedented and unduly burdensome restrictions on ISPs', and only ISPs', protected speech," while imposing no requirements on other companies that deliver services over the Internet, the groups wrote in their lawsuit. The plaintiffs are America's Communications Association, CTIA, NCTA, and USTelecom.

[...] The lawsuit is part of a larger battle between ISPs and states that are trying to impose regulations stronger than those enforced by the federal government. One factor potentially working against the ISPs is that the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to preempt all current and future state net neutrality laws was blocked by a federal appeals court ruling in October 2019.

[...] But while the FCC was allowed to eliminate its own net neutrality rules, judges said the commission "lacked the legal authority to categorically abolish all 50 States' statutorily conferred authority to regulate intrastate communications."

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  • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Thursday February 20 2020, @11:10AM (3 children)

    by RamiK (1813) on Thursday February 20 2020, @11:10AM (#960250)

    And without finance there will be no war, revolutionary, or any other kind.

    And no oversight. Voters aren't educated through donations and philanthropy. Investigative journalism isn't financed by advertisers. Revolution or reform, when the money is concentrated at the top, it WILL come from the top.

    And when the top starts targeting each other, we are the conscripts and the fodder.

    Again, I'm not advocating it. I'm saying it's unavoidable and the sooner things fall apart, the better it will be for the people.

    All in all, you drag it out too long and you end up like the Soviets with no pensions or bread as a few oligarchs take over what's left for themselves leaving the country shattered for generations. And getting there you'll have everything from gulags to purges anyhow.

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  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Thursday February 20 2020, @08:28PM (2 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday February 20 2020, @08:28PM (#960429) Journal

    I'm saying it's unavoidable

    That's a very deterministic point of view. It doesn't have to be that way.

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    • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Friday February 21 2020, @05:43AM (1 child)

      by RamiK (1813) on Friday February 21 2020, @05:43AM (#960607)

      Deterministic?! If you want deterministic hire yourself a witch; I'm just your cook.

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