BREAKING: Facebook just admitted that nearly all of its 2 billion users were vulnerable to data harvesting, while the company made billions in revenue by selling the intimate details of our lives.1
We’re sick and tired of hearing Facebook apologize and promise to do better. Fight for the Future and a coalition of civil rights and privacy groups just launched a huge new campaign to mobilize millions of people to demand that the tech giants make concrete technical and policy changes to truly protect our data.
Will you chip in to help demand that tech companies take the Security Pledge and finally do what’s needed to protect our data?
The truth is that Cambridge Analytica is just the tip of the iceberg. The lax data practices of Facebook and other tech companies has put all our data at risk and allowed governments and multinational corporations to weaponize our personal information and use it against us.
But all the media attention on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal has created an opportunity for us to demand real change across the tech sector. And instead of waiting for Congress or the White House to take action, we’re going straight to the companies themselves and demanding change in the products they build.
Here’s what the Security Pledge calls for tech companies to do:
- Limit the amount of data they collect in the first place, and give users control over how it is shared.
- Offer end-to-end encryption by default to ensure that users’ communications are protected from corporate and government surveillance
- Provide users with full transparency about what data is collected, how it is used, and what measures are in place to prevent it from being abused.
- Support legislation and policy reforms that limit government access to user data except with a warrant and judicial oversight.
Our strategy is to create a list of the companies that have taken the Security Pledge and then send consumers to flock to those websites. That way, if we can get even a few big companies to sign the pledge, it will create a domino effect where every tech giant feels pressure to follow suit.
It’s time for Facebook and the other big tech companies to stop giving away our data and allowing us to be manipulated. Will you chip in to help jumpstart the Security Pledge?
Yes, I’ll chip in to help demand that tech companies finally take real action to protect our data.
We’ll use the funds to unleash a massive outreach effort to get massive numbers of people signed on calling for tech companies to take the pledge, and to mobilize startups, smaller, and medium sized companies to take the pledge in order to put pressure on the big guys.
The Internet is at a turning point. This pledge is the first step in the right direction.
-Evan at Fight for the Future
1. Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-04/facebook-says-data-on-87-million-people-may-have-been-shared
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