Read the full article by Michael French at AVN.com

 

Maria Cantwell’s bill aims to take user control over online data back from big tech firms.

Democrats in the United States Senate on Tuesday, led by former tech executive Maria Cantwell of Washington, unveiled a tough new bill that they are calling “Miranda Rights” for internet users, according to a report by the Washington Post. The bill aims to take back control of user privacy and data from online tech giants such as Facebook and Google.

Abuses of user data by the tech giants have been well documented. Facebook alone faces a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission for its misuse of the vast amounts of user data that it gathers—not only from Facebook users, but across the internet.

Cantwell’s could be of particular interest to porn fans who would rather not share their online adult entertainment habits with the tech companies that dominate the internet.

As AVN.com reported, an extensive study released earlier this year revealed that Google alone has placed data-tracking software on three of every four porn sites now online. Overall, the study found, 93 percent of all porn sites include secret data trackers from Google, Facebook, Oracle or other tech giants.