Mar 302017
 March 30, 2017  Posted by  Business, Online

So Congress passed a law allowing ISPs to sell our browsing histories and the President will sign it into law, thereby undoing some of the privacy progress that had been made under the prior administration.

And then I saw this on Github, via the Infowarrior mail list:

Internet Noise

On March 29th congress passed a law that makes it legal for your Internet Service Providers (ISP) to track and sell your personal activity online. This means that things you search for, buy, read, and say can be collected by corporations and used against you.

Click this button, and your browser will start passively loading random sites in browser tabs. Leave it running to fill their databases with noise. Just quit your browser when you’re done.

This is an early stage and still evolving project. Please offer feedback via twitter and if something goes wrong let me know.

IMPORTANT: this button will make some noise as a form of digital protest. IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU SAFE.

If you are genuinely interested in thwarting the tracking efforts of your ISP and advertisers you should:

  1. Install HTTPS Everywhere to ensure your web activities are encrypted as often as possible.
  2. Donate to the EFF.
  3. Learn about Tor.
  4. Consider using a VPN
  5. Install Privacy Badger to block spies and hidden trackers from sites you visit.

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