Comcast Says FCC Privacy Rules Will Hurt Consumers By Not Allowing Them To See More Ads Online

The real problem, argues [David Cohen,Comcast], is that these new privacy rules — which, again, do not even exist yet and are currently nothing more than a series of possible questions to be investigated and asked — could prevent Comcast from being a disruptive force that competes with Google or Facebook in the ad network. “The unfortunate result of the FCC’s extreme regulatory proposals will be more consumer confusion and less competition,” writes Cohen, without explaining how in the world consumers might actually be confused by the fact that their ISP could possibly be restricted from tracking and reselling users’ browsing data without permission. – Chris Morran, Consumerist