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WBUR: Markey Fights Back After FCC Moves To Block Online Privacy Rules

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is fighting back after the new head of the Federal Communications Commission vowed to block rules that would have gone into effect this week to protect online privacy.

The rules, put forth last fall under the Obama administration, require internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to get explicit permission before collecting online users’ personal data — such as web browsing histories and app usage.