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FCC Allows Internet Companies to Keep Tracking User Activities
According to The Washington Post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not impose a requirement on Google, Facebook, and other internet companies that could make it more difficult to track user activities. Privacy advocates are calling for stronger internet privacy rules, but many internet companies must monetize users’ personal data in order to make a profit.
The FCC’s Net Neutrality rules state that it can regulate ISPs, not individual websites. “Although the agency appears to be stopping short of establishing privacy rules for Web site operators, it is studying how net neutrality could allow it to set new privacy expectations for Internet providers,” the article states.
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