Yesterday wasn’t a good day for internet privacy regulation.
Republican senators made the decision to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration. In laymen’s terms the Senate voted to make it easier for ISPs like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to track and share sensitive information about their customers without permission. This puts people at risk of increased identity theft, data breach, and financial fraud.
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:
Step 2: Use HTTPS everywhere (as opposed to regular HTTP).
Step 5: Use a password manager, enable two-factor authentication, and share with a friend the Don’t Get Hacked collection.