‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Threatens to Buy and Publish Congress’s Web History

March 30, 2017 10:36 am
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The creator of the popular game Cards Against Humanity is playing his hand against Congress.

Max Temkin has threatened to purchase and publish the web browsing history of everyone in Congress if the controversial bill that allows the sale of internet users’ information goes forward.

S.J. Res. 34 contains provisions that roll FCC regulations on internet service providers (ISPs) selling the web browsing history of its customers without their consent. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

In advance the Tuesday’s vote, Temkin took to Twitter to announce his plans, Quartz reports. Even though S.J. Res. 34 is not signed into law just yet, it’s generated a tremendous amount of protest from Internet and privacy activist since its inception earlier this year.

Later, in a post on Reddit, Temkin acknowledged the plan may take time to roll out. It’s not as simple as giving the list of names to ISPs. Once President Trump signs the bill, Temkin likely needs to file Freedom of Information request to get additional data. ISPs may provide data based on zip code and instead of individuals, so there will be some number crunching required to pin browser history to specific members of Congress.



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