A bill that will allow ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to sell their clients’ web browsing history and data is on its way to being signed into law. The internet has kicked against this, with internet users raising funds to purchase lawmakers’ browsing histories.
The bill will be a direct reversal of the internet privacy protections introduced during the Obama administration. Activists are raising funds to serve lawmakers a taste of the dish by purchasing their browsing histories and disclosing them to the general public, and this time, they will be doing that free of charge.
So far, over $250,000 have been raised by “Supernatural” actor, Misha Collins and an activist from Tennessee.
“Great news! The House just voted to pass SJR34. We will finally be able to buy the browser history of all the Congress people who voted to sell our data and privacy without our consent!” Collins wrote on his fundraising page which has raised over $63,000 with more than 3,000 people donating.
The activist from Tennessee has seen more than 9,800 people donating on his GoFundMe page, with over $152,000 raised.