hobie16 wrote:Politics aside, it looks like ISPs are going to be able to harvest browsing destinations and use it for marketing purposes. An alternative to a VPN is the TOR browser but it's pretty slow. It may boil down to speed vs. privacy.
ktulu wrote:Which already happens when you visit the vast majority of websites. Heck, even SGT has cookies for things!
I would point out that ISP's are different from websites in several important ways. First, we pay them to connect us to the internet as opposed to sites that are funded through advertising and sales. Second, they often enjoy a de facto monopoly when it comes to high speed internet in a given area. If you want high speed internet, you will probably have trouble protesting their practices by going somewhere else. Finally, they are the only internet entity that can collect your entire history.