How do ISPs Keep Watch Over Their Users?

January 15, 2019 / GuidesFor Team

Because the Internet has become a staple in everyday life, the number of ISP subscribers has been increasing steadily over the years. Statista reports that there are now around 100 million Internet subscribers in the United States alone. Competition among ISPs is also becoming tougher, with Comcast leading the pack at more than 26.5 million subscribers. Choosing an ISP became more complicated, because in 2017, President of the United States Donald Trump signed a legislation on Internet privacy protections. This move backtracked a policy from Obama’s term–thus enabling Internet service providers to compete with social networks in the ad market. Basically, Internet service providers can now take a look into what their customers are doing online–their behavior, their preferences, their actions–and sell it to third parties. But how do ISPs get data, and what kind of information can they actually extract from their subscribers? Read this following article from Business2Community to know more about what your ISP might know about you. – Regina Ongkiko


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