The FTC’s Internet Kill Switch

The government is on a path to regulate nearly everything in our lives. This post by U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn discusses the problem.

Bureaucrats at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are pursuing a heavy-handed regulatory approach to address vague concerns about consumers’ online privacy. They claim that privacy is threatened by a shadowy group of advertisers who are harvesting your data from behind the screen to sell you more stuff. While I don’t discount the agency’s good intentions to protect consumers, FTC activists have supported regulations that would threaten the lifeblood of the Internet: data.

The action by the FTC could have a large adverse effect on our businesses.

Read the post: http://www.redstate.com/marshablackburn/2011/08/18/the-ftc%E2%80%99s-internet-kill-switch/

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One Response to The FTC’s Internet Kill Switch

  1. Mickey White says:

    Why does Marsha Want Congress to Regulate the Internet? Why not just say NO FEDERAL branch (the FCC and congress and the federal courts included) has any authority to decide or rule on any aspect concerning the Internet?

    BUT Marsha Blackburn did Vote FOR: Patriot Act Reauthorization, Electronic Surveillance, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension; and only NOW she is worried about free speech, privacy, and government take over of the internet?

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :
    http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
    Mickey

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