EFF: “Today we are announcing Fix It Already, a new way to show companies we’re serious about the big security and privacy issues they need to fix. We are demanding fixes for different issues from nine tech companies and platforms, targeting social media companies, operating systems, and enterprise platforms on issues ranging from encryption design to retention policies. Some of these issues stem from business decisions. Some are security holes. Some are design choices. The common thread? All of these well-known privacy and security issues have attainable fixes and an outsize impact on people’s lives…”
- Android should let users deny and revoke apps’ Internet permissions.
- Apple should let users encrypt their iCloud backups.
- Facebook should leave your phone number where you put it.
- Slack should give free workspace administrators control over data retention.
- Twitter should end-to-end encrypt direct messages.
- Venmo should let users hide their friends lists.
- Verizon should stop pre-installing spyware on its users’ phones.
- WhatsApp should get your consent before you’re added to a group.
- Windows 10 should let users keep their disk encryption keys to themselves…”