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Jun 28, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Today is the day #CALeg votes to pass the #AB375 bill - otherwise the California Consumer Privacy Act @caprivacyorg ballot initiation moves forward.

Either would mark a huge win for Californian's #privacy rights
The most ironic thing from yesterdays public comments hearing on #AB375/@caprivacyorg:

All the industry lobbyists complaining about this "take it or leave it" #privacy deal that would prevent them from forcing consumers to take the industry's "take it or leave it" #privacy deal
Although it *was* slightly concerning that practically every assemblyman and industry representative made sure to mention that "they're looking forward to the clean-up amendments" if #AB375 does pass -- almost verbatim as if they were orchestrated by Sinclair Media
#AB375 passes appropriations committee 6:1. Now on the Senate floor
#AB375 passes the CA Senate by unanimous vote. Now at the Assembly floor.
#AB375 passes the CA Assembly by unanimous vote (69:0)!

Once @JerryBrownGov signs it, Californians will have significant new #privacy rights in California #righttoknow #righttodelete #righttooptout
#AB375 was just signed by @JerryBrownGov

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Jun 6, 2018
RE: "is that enough?" -> I'd say likely not.

For example, I'd be curious to know if @Facebook actually verified *every version* of *every device* that any of the 60 partners deployed to see if they were intentionally (or even accidentally) accessing data inappropriately
Recall @Facebook previously was found to have a deceptive 'Verified Apps' program whereby it purported to take additional security precautions for certain apps (when in fact, it didn't). (@FTC complaint p13)…
And recall that recently, @FTC settled with a handset seller @BLU_Products for letting a Chinese software partner siphon off "full contents of text messages" and location data. @Facebook would need to have been monitoring each device's software updates too…
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Jun 4, 2018
1/ ICYMI, @Facebook allowed device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent (via @nytimes @gabrieldance, @nickconfessore, @laforgia_)…
2/ Whitelisted 'partners' could access friend's non-public profile information including religion, birthday, political affiliation, location even with 'platform settings' (Apps, Websites, and Games) was turned off
3/ @Facebook 'whitelisted' platform partner's apps by automatically registering them as 'installed' for a given user's friends (is_app_user = true) in the platform API, overriding users' privacy settings
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Apr 10, 2018
As we all listen to @finkd apologize to congress for the umpteenth time, it’s important to remember that @facebook’s leaking user data isn’t new or an accident. (1/7)
@finkd @facebook For example, refer to the 'Evolution of Privacy' infographic to see how in 2009, @Facebook changed default privacy settings to make public profile information that was previously only available within Facebook's walled garden:… (2/7)
@finkd @facebook And the year later, @Facebook 'Instant Personalization' would automatically send your profile information to 'partner websites'… (3/7)
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