It seems every day I read another article expressing concern how Google/Facebook is trying to track people's activity on the internet and sell/mine their personal browsing data. But I rarely read anything about the same threat from ISPs (Verizon/Comcast/AT&T/AOL). To me, it seems an ISP is an equal if not greater threat to one's privacy. Consider the following:
- They can see ALL your (unencrypted) traffic, regardless of what site/browser/computer you use
- They know your real name, address, and credit card #
So why the imbalance?