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MAGAlikeLINCOLN 1 point ago +1 / -0

Buying out VPN companies is not a solution. Once you can't access the site you want you just switch to another. The only reason it is hard now is because there is no base user demand for it. Also the economic structure currently doesn't make sense. Sites like Netflix are in essence arbitraging the providers and being subsidized by non users. Also imagine you're China. Putting bandwidth caps on everyone would actually make them less consumers of propaganda and the opiate media and more likely to become conscientious objectors to the regime. These are the same reasons why bitcoin can't be shut off.

To add, privacy can only get better. It is at the worst it has maybe ever been. Despite even more obtrusive data mining people have the power already to greatly improve their privacy. ISPs stsrting to censor might be the best thing that happens because consumers can so easily fight back and overnight will adopt much better security and privacy.