The new rules also stated that ISPs must give users a way to opt out of having their less-sensitive information shared with third parties. The privacy rules only apply to internet service providers — think Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Charter — and not to content companies like Facebook, Google, or Netflix. The FCC has no authority to regulate privacy practices for content providers. Because of this disparity, the telecom industry cried foul, saying the rules were unfair and calling on Congress and the Trump administration to stop them. Except I can choose not to use content companies like Facebook, Google, or Netflix; but I have no choice but to use an ISP if I want to be a functional worker in today's society. “Internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T have been trying to get rid of these rules since the day they were approved, and the Senate just handed them a big victory,” says Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for our colleagues at Consumers Union. “Consumers have a fundamental right to privacy. The FCC rules were carefully designed to give broadband customers greater choice and security for their private data. This move by the Senate is a huge step in the wrong direction, and it completely ignores the needs and concerns of consumers.”https://consumerist.com/2017/03/23/senate-votes-to-roll-back-privacy-protections-for-internet-users/ The actual vote: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/...ote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00093 All Republicans voted to screw over internet users' privacy, except Rand Paul and Johnny Isakson were too chicken to vote. All Democrats and Independents voted against.