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Technologist, Consultant, Reporter, Founder, Policy Wonk -- former FTC CTO and Obama WH Senior Advisor. --- email:[firstname.lastname]
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Jun 28, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
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
Jun 6, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
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)…
Jun 4, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
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
Apr 10, 2018 8 tweets 10 min read
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)