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[–] greycloud 4 points 4 points (+8|-4) ago 

google is shilling. all the things this bill would allow ISPs to do, other companies are already doing. some companies just want a monopoly on it. I say fuck it, if the government can do it, than everyone should be able to do it. putting this type of shit in a monopoly is just a way to control political speech. everyone should have the ability to spy on everyone just as much as the police can do without a warrant.

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[–] chirock 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There's a little difference here. We pay ISPs for internet access and many places don't have a choice of internet providers. When google data mines the fuck out of us, that's the cost of us using their billion dollar infrastructure for searching, email, and spreadsheets. It's a consentual fuck as opposed to an unexpected fucking.

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[–] greycloud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think this will lead to more competition in the ISP market. I expect small companies that operate similar to T-Mobile to pop up, where they lease bandwidth and wire use from other providers to provide a different service. the same line is used by multiple ISP's. one actually owns the wires and leases to others. one charges customers more but doesn't sell data, another charges less but sells data. you pay for privacy. keep in mind though that it is possible that you run 2 VPN's and connect to VPN A to VPN B to internet, and then what does your data look like? not super useful for selling. so perhaps we will simply see a whole lot more VPN's popping up.

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[–] AllDancingCrap 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well if you put it in that way then yes why not. But not everyone will be spying and not everyone is interested, so why make it easier for the people that have the power, the means and the will to do it?. At least if they keep it illegal it cant be used legitimately, that is if we still live under the rule of law. If not well then this is pretty much a every human for itself situation.

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[–] greycloud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

the rule of law benefits the powerful at the expense of the not powerful. don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise. who writes the laws? at least in a every person for themselves situation, people can gather together in large groups to overpower the small group of oligarchs that currently write the laws.