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The biggest ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they do not sell customers’ private data to third parties, however, they do not promise not to collect it and not to use it for their own business purposes.

Real problems begin when ISPs start creating platforms for displaying ads. Unlike a website which can track you (use cookies) only when you visit it, Internet service providers can track you constantly. As a result, ISPs create customers’ profiles, which reflect all their interests and preferences.

It is interesting that the largest websites, such as Facebook and Google (who also collect your data) are against Internet service providers having the ability to collect and sell personal data of Internet users because this creates unequal competitive conditions.

HTTPS protocol helps circumvent some privacy issues. The prefix S denotes secure and reliable connection that uses encryption methods. Internet service providers can no longer see what people do on HTTPS websites. This reduces the risk of a possible threat to personal and business secrets.

Ensuring privacy has long been a major problem of the Internet

So, do Internet providers really sell your data? Not as often as you think. However, ISPs constantly monitor your traffic. No one will use an …

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