If Congress wants to put your browser history up for sale, why not buy theirs first?

Misha Collins needs to raise half a billion dollars.

Or, at the least, that’s what the “Supernatural” actor( and former White House intern) figures he’ll need in order to purchase the internet browsing data of all the members of Congress who voted for a bill that get this induces selling people’s internet browsing data totally legal without having to get anyone’s permission. Wild, isn’t it?

And while has become a popular actor with steady work in TV and movie probably helps pay the bills, $500 million is likely juuust a bit out of Collins’ price range. So he did what many people in a financial crunch do: He started a GoFundMe campaign .

Collins’ logic is pretty tone: If Congress wants to turn our privacy into something that are able bought, we the people can make a degree by banding together to buy their privacy.

The bill, which was passed by the House of Congressman on Tuesday( and is expected to be signed by President Trump ), lets internet service providers( ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon, or Time Warner, to collect and sell customers’ data to anyone without their permission. That means that everything ranging from your location to your browsing history( which might include your medical, personal, and financial history) can be packaged up and sold off and there’s nothing you can do about it.

The bill overturns a Federal Communications Commission rule put in place at the end of 2016 designed to stop ISPs from doing just that. The govern, which hadn’t gone into impact, was a big win for people who, you are familiar with, don’t like having their personal info sell off advertisers without their permission. Rolling it back is a big win for … well , not those people.

“Game on, Congress, ” Collins scoffs on his GoFundMe page.

In the event that Collins < em> is able to raise enough fund to buy Congress’ data, he would use it for( primarily) good, adding that he would never share information that would affect someone’s safety and security.

But other than that? Well, that’s a different story. “All other details are fair game, ” Collins wrote.

In the instead likely event awareness-raising campaigns doesn’t made the $500 million aim, Collins is going to donate whatever fund the page delivers in to the American Civil Liberties Union to help fund the fight for the rights of all Americans including the right to internet privacy.

Of course, there are other routes you can get involved in the fight, such as signing onto the ACLU’s petition or donating to them directly. Other companies worth consideration include the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy& Technology.

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