Repeal of Internet Privacy Prompts Interest in VPNs

The Republican-led House voted 215-205 to repeal rules adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama administration that required internet service providers to obtain consumer consent before using their data for advertising or marketing purposes. For many who want to keep their web surfing private, the repeal has generated renewed interest in virtual private networks, or VPNs, as a way to hide their browsing history and personal information from prying corporate eyes.