AT&T, Comcast will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories

The announcement comes after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.

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AT&T Inc (No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list)  and Comcast Corp (No. 29 ) said Friday they would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.

The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc.

The easing of restrictions has sparked growing anger on social media sites.

“We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so,” said Gerard Lewis, Comcast’s chief privacy officer.

He added Comcast is revising its privacy policy to make more clear that “we do not sell our customers’ individual web browsing information to third parties.”

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4 comments


  • This is just sickening. Our government won’t do anything good for any citizens while the racist orange man is in office. Why would they want to allow the sale of this type of information?? We’ll see how fast this changes when Trump’s rich friends are outraged after their information is sold.

  • Headline should be “AT&T, Comcast Claim They Will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories”

    Trust a corporation, or a government, at your own peril.

    • Having it illegal was a deterrent. The Republicans sold us out (again).

      Speaking of sellouts, I didn’t realize that DeVos is the sister of Prince, King of the Mercinaries. Makes me wonder if the far right wackos are right about Syria. That whole thing doesn’t add up.

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