Remember when ISPs got Congress to strike down the FCC’s internet privacy rules so they could sell the details of your online activity to advertisers? Now Verizon is asking the FCC to pre-empt state privacy laws to ban the same thing.

So, remember earlier this year when lawmakers who take big bucks from companies like Comcast and Verizon voted to gut the FCC's internet privacy rules that prevented those same companies from collecting and selling our personal information to advertisers?

Now, Verizon (where FCC Chairman Ajit Pai used to be a top lawyer) is lobbying the FCC to preempt state based Internet privacy legislation that would have prevented that same practice. ISPs also got caught red handed spreading misinformation to lawmakers in California about broadband privacy rules as well.

This is just the latest example of Grade A "Cable company f*ckery" happening at the FCC, who are rushing toward a vote to gut net neutrality protections, likely in December.

If you care about Internet freedom and privacy, now's a good time to call your members of Congress and tell them to oppose the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. You can do that here with one click.

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