By Abby Zimet / Common Dreams
If You Can’t Fight ‘Em Join ‘Em Dept: Now that Congress has voted to sell your Internet history to the highest bidder – be it telecom giant, marketing company, Big Brother, law enforcement, pushy bank, vengeful ex or anyone with any questionable agenda – a new crowdfunding campaign wants to raise enough money to buy the histories of those GOP leaders and lobbying racketeers who sold yours.
The website searchinternethistory.com, one of several proposed resistance efforts, is trying to raise $1 million to bid on the browsing history – financial to medical to pornographic – of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and every member of Congress who voted to gut former Obama-era regulations protecting our browser history from corporate and governmental busybodies.
Some sold their souls and your privacy rights for as little as $300 in donations. [Read more…]