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Outrage grows over Congress’ Internet privacy vote

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Outrage grows over Congress’ Internet privacy vote

The Republican-led Congress has stirred the online hornet’s nest.

Outrage is growing at Republicans following a controversial vote Tuesday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration.

Privacy advocates, consumer groups and the tech community are all attacking the decision. It was quickly panned by both the editorial board of The New York Times and by commenters on conservative media outlet Breitbart News.

“This is one of very few Obama-era regulations that should have stayed,” one commenter wrote on Breitbart Tuesday night. Another responded: “totally agreed! this is an attack against freedom.”

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