Congress recently voted to repeal an FCC privacy ruling protecting customers’ online data; it allows ISPs to now sell user information to advertisers and third parties, like blogs and news sites, without their consent.
This could have a profound impact on both the type of information that can be used to target you, and on the type of media you consume.
This ruling, combined with the rise of digital “personalization” – tailoring an individual’s content feed based on their preferences – could mean you read only one side of a news story. The possibilities are endless. Your online privacy, however, is not.