The end of net neutrality might mean third-party browser tracking, the deprivatization of online transactions, spyware on your phone, and more. At least that’s what Dr. Kenneth Williams claims.
Williams is director of the American Public University System (APUS) Center for Cyber Defense. When asked how net neutrality’s end could cause all this doom and gloom, the explanation requires a few steps: “When net neutrality ends, [antimalware software] providers are now at a higher cost to service providers,” he begins. This, in turn, could raise the cost of internet access for users who want to maintain the data safeguards their internet service provider (ISP) used before.