Somewhere along the line we're pretty sure democratically elected members of Congress seem to have forgotten that their job is to represent the interests of their constituents, not the special interests of corporations. This week the House and Senate passed a bill that will help internet broadband providers make a whole lot of money at the expense of consumers like us. If and when President Trump signs the bill into law, it will mean that internet providers can spy on our activity and sell the records of our online adventures (including our search history and geo-location data points) to the highest bidder. It's arguably a surveillance-for-profit scheme, and now it has Congress's stamp of approval. Regulations prohibiting this type of surveillance were set to go into effect later this year because it's a pretty blatant invasion of our reasonable expectation of privacy online, but Congress has either lost its way (our guess), or Congress thinks that us citizens will benefit from having our online information collected and sold (not hard to imagine). The bill received widespread criticism and mass mobilization efforts to stop it. But for some curious reason, 265 members of the House and Senate still voted to gut the existing privacy protections. The White House is expected to sign the bill into law sometime soon. We're fighting our own cynicism about the discordant views on surveillance in government right now (surveillance for profit = good, surveillance for treason = bad, surveillance for surveillance's sake = good) to support a last ditch effort to stop Trump from signing the bill. 

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