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Petitioning Google, Microsoft, Facebook

Tell Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to stop supporting child sex trafficking.

I was waiting to pick up my 15-year old daughter from track practice on an afternoon like any other. Minutes passed and then hours. I wondered where she was. Panic began to set in. My husband and I called the police, filed a missing person report, and started frantically searching for our baby girl. Only she was nowhere to be found. We were living every parent’s nightmare.  When we recovered her 108 days later, we were so thankful to have found her alive. But then we found out the details. Our sweet girl had been bought and sold on the classified ads site, Backpage.com. She was repeatedly raped up to 15 times a day, all while hidden in plain sight on Backpage.com. A website making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off of human trafficking and exploitation of young girls. After her ordeal, my daughter and I sued Backpage to determine its role in her harm. The biggest surprise? Two special interest groups, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — funded by tech industry giants Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others — actually intervened to file briefs supporting Backpage.  These tech groups were actually defending Backpage’s right to host ads selling children.  Amazingly, the CDT and EFF have also jumped into other Backpage cases around the country filed by children. Support of Backpage by the tech industry has not wavered, even though a 21-month Senate investigation revealed that Backpage facilitated the crimes by coaching pimps on how to post ads to evade law enforcement. And still today, Backpage hosts ads selling children on its dating site and on other sites it owns and operates here in the US and around the world. Raking in hundreds of millions of dollars -- and it does this shockingly, under the protection of the law. Backpage has been protected by an outdated internet law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from being sued for content posted by a third party. Thanks to the efforts of these special interest groups supported by Google and Facebook, federal judges have expanded this law to protect websites that facilitate child sex trafficking. Will you sign my petition telling Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that defending child sex trafficking is unacceptable? Sadly, my daughter’s experience is not unique. We are not alone. It’s estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of child sex trafficked victims annually in the United States. And we need your help. We need your voices to reach Google, Facebook, and Microsoft so that they, in turn, are persuaded to stop supporting Backpage. They can no longer allow the special interest groups to jump into these cases. My daughter and I have been fighting to change the law that protects Backpage since 2010 and because Backpage has won at every turn, we recently told our story to Dr. Oz and in the new movie, I Am Jane Doe, to try to bring our experience to a larger audience, all in an effort to prevent others from going through what my family has gone through. It's time for this to stop. No one else's daughter should be sold on Backpage. Please sign this petition to let Google, Facebook, and Microsoft know that financing the defense of Backpage is indefensible.  Nicole S., mother of child who was trafficked through Backpage.com

Nacole S., The Dr. Oz Show
98,794 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Microsoft

Release Halo Wars' Sequel [VICTORY]

Halo Wars took Halo fans out of the first person perspective, and allowed us to command factions we love in Halo. While it wasn't traditional, it still scored 9/10 on average, and sold millions of copies. Halo, and RTS fans want a follow up to this breathtaking, and astonishing Halo spin-off.

HaloFollower
8,559 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Satya Nadella (Microsoft.com), Microsoft

What Computer users want changed in Windows 10

To effectively implement and use Windows 10 in our homes and businesses, Microsoft must make changes to both the operating system and the policies the company put in place to support the new OS. Those changes fall into two categories: 1) Microsoft must give Windows 10 users more control over when updates are installed. We need the ability to delay or hide damaging updates that impact the computing experience, have undesirable side effects such as blue screens of death, or reduce the functionality to attached devices. Under the current system of mandated updates, we have been adversely impacted by forced driver and firmware updates plus other patches; we've wasted hours dealing with the unwanted side effects. As long-time Windows users, we understand the need to have quicker and more agile security updating. But this agility should not introduce additional risks to our systems. Windows 10 updates have already caused loss of system functionality, video and display issues, and other significant issues. [edit 11/5/2016:  The 1607 release has added active hours, but the release is still mandating nearly weekly reboots which is unacceptable.  We feel the updating process isn't getting better, but in fact worse.  Users (and Journalists) complain that " ... get a new update to Anniversary Update and some things aren't working like they worked before. I wonder which of the updates I just got did something to it" and have a difficult time determining if a bug has been fixed in a particular release.] 2) Microsoft should provide detailed information on what's in each update -- along with what system changes we should see with each cumulative-update release. We applaud the cumulative-update model, but the lack of documentation doesn't let us to perform the due diligence required for safely deploying and maintaining Windows 10 systems in our organizations. [edit 11/5/2016 - Microsoft is now providing more detail here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history however the ability to track when a bug in a prior release has been fixed is still difficult to do.  The Insider Feedback process doesn't provide an effective way to determine when reported bugs are resolved.] We have expressed our concerns on the Uservoice feedback platform here and here.  We now use change.org's petition platform to express our concerns more broadly. We need control using our existing patching methodologies. We need communication. Sincerely, Your Windows customers

Susan Bradley
6,888 supporters
Petitioning Everyone, Forza, Microsoft

Adding Big Country Labs Wings into The Forza Games

Every person who plays the Forza games has some kind of a track monster, a drift car, and a car they want to have in real life. Having body kits like the Varis Kits, Greddy Kits, and Rocket Bunny kits accentuates the body of the car. But where is the finishing touch? The Twerkstallion is coming to Forza Horizon 3 and to Forza Motorsports 7 But it's not the car we no without the Big Country Labs Wing. The wing/ spoiler selection makes the finishing touch. Big County Labs wings adds that drift car feel to all the cars you built to serve that purpose. Big County Labs wings accentuate the finalization of customization. People grow up to love motorsports. People build cars to there liking, and to explain themselves through what they builid. We want and Need Big County Labs Wings

Michael Storfa
3,894 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Microsoft

Make it PC users possible too, to decide once again about Albions destiny.

Please release Fable Anniversary on PC. It is the best action role-playing game I ever played. Fable TLC has been for many people a very good game, which fascinated the gamer with his wonderful gameplay and story. The atmosphere was legendary. It would be a shame, if PC users couldn't get the enjoyment of a HD release of this masterpiece.

Belal Sadjadi
3,270 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Microsoft

No mas discriminación de DLC's a Old Gen de GTA V

Bueno esto ya viene desde Octubre de 2015, Rockstar games mostró un trailer de un Dlc para Grand Theft Auto V (GTA) de Lowriders, Todo bien hasta que al finalizar el trailer abajo se muestra "PS4,XBOX ONE & PC" y fue donde se creo el escándalo de porque no lo metían en las antiguas generaciones "PS3 y XBOX360". Bien logramos superarlo pero el hace 5 días 11/DIC/15 anuncian un nuevo Dlc llamado Executive and Criminals que trae todo lo que un jugador de 3 años de antigüedad o 1 mes espera: Ropa exclusiva y Lujosa,Departamentos actualizados , MANSIONES y por lo ultimo YATES, Todo eso iva bien hasta que de nuevo "PS4,XBOX ONE & PC" ahi la gota rebalso el vaso. Este DLC ha sido más esperado por PS3 y Xbox 360 que cualquier otra plataforma. Nosotros fuimos los que le dimos el presupuesto para que este juego surgiera en las demás plataformas, fuimos los que establecieron los record en Ventas, fuimos los que vimos nacer este juego y luego los que vimos la adaptación emulada a la nueva generación de consolas. ¿Donde quedó esa visión de Rockstar hace ya 3 años?. Dando a conocer que a la "actual generación de consolas" (En aquel entonces PS3 y Xbox 360) aun le quedaba mucho más por ofrecer. ¿Donde quedó eso?.  Ya sea como lo tomen : Mala manera o Buena manera Hablo por todos los de la old Gen y les pido a Rockstar que  consideren a la antigua generación Por favor. Gracias  

Benjamín Dominguez
2,269 supporters
Victory
Petitioning SONY

We the consumer want a Formal Apology/Actions taken for the lack of services we have been paying for. #ChangeGaming

For the last few months there has been constant connection issues and service down time. This is aggravating due to the fact that millions of people pay for these services and on one of the most important times of the year both services go down. Not only does this show a lack of security but a lack of caring. We the consumer need to know we are paying for a working service. We also would like better measures and stronger ACTIONS to be taken against the group claiming to be behind these issues "Lizard Squad". We thank you for the time you have given us but this group shouldn't have full control whether or not your service will function. The group "Lizard Squad" even threatened to take the service down on Christmas day and they succeed. You both as companies should have had tightened up security for this situation. We ask for a formal apology and some mild compensation for these past few months. We hope you understand our frustration. Thank You

Ryan Talpey
2,032 supporters
Petitioning Microsoft

DON'T KILL MICROSOFT PAINT

Microsoft Paint has been a staple since childhood. Enjoyable, hilarious, easy to use - Paint is a small and efficient piece of freeware that has held its place in Windows for 32 years - it's a true staple of the OS, and one of the only features that has made its way through the numerous huge updates to Windows - it is one of the only true staples of the software. And now Microsoft is planning to kill it off. If they only knew the childhoods they'd impacted with Paint, and the fun people have had with the humble utility. Please, please keep it alive. Paint 3D isn't the same.

Gene Francis
1,824 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Microsoft

Facebook app by FB Inc for Windows 10 Mobile

We DEFINITELY ask Facebook, Inc for developing a FACEBOOK APP for Windows 10 Mobile.    This is the voice of all Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users.   Since its beginning, Windows Phone NEVER, NEVER had a decent, fully working Facebook app. Although MS always *tried to try* to add features to its app -thanks for your endless patience, MS- .. that's not enough. Not anymore.   We can NO LONGER stand this frustrating situation.    People FLEE, RUN AWAY from Windows Phone because of its *ZERO quality* social experience, can you accept this? Can you stand Windows 10 Mobile's failure because of its "stupid" app-gap?    We are here asking for a single, simple thing: a redesigned, complete and brand new FACEBOOK APP for Windows 10 Mobile from FACEBOOK INC. The only one that can develop it as complete as it is in iOS and Android... Not an "universal app" again from Microsoft, that's not a permanent solution - and these years have taught this to you.   Windows 10 desktop has recently received a completely new Facebook (Beta) app, working great and smoothly, so excited for this! And please, PLEASE!, make us happy and satisfied with out Windows 10 Mobile phones..    We really thank you. Sincerely,   millions of Windows Phone enthusiasts.

Stefano Fabbri
1,676 supporters
Closed
Petitioning JCPenney, President of the United States, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, United Nations, Louie Gohmert, U.S. House of Representatives, California State House,...

Ataxia Awareness for Research

Ataxia is a rare neuro-muscular degenerative condition that does not stop at a stage but continues to increase. Ataxia mainly affects limbs, movements and slowly it captures the whole body and becomes totally dependent. The other problems associated with the progress of ataxia are slurred speech, involuntary eye movements, vision problem, swallowing problems, cardiomyopathy, diabetes; etc Ataxia patients are mentally sound but will become physically dependent. The sufferer clearly knows and experiences the darkening future but cannot do anything because there is no cure of ataxia. This is extremely miserable situation which leads most to sufferer in deep frustration, anxiety and depression.  So it is very necessary to take steps to bring them out of this frustration and depression. Ataxia is not a common disease and the society is not well aware about ataxia. Therefore, ataxia patients are often misguided. Ataxia patients have formed self help groups and gathered many patients through Internet. These self help groups tried to spread awareness through different camps and put patient views in international conferences. But these efforts are not enough. We need support from society. There are different types of ataxia. Out of which Freidreich’s Ataxia (FA), Cerebellar Ataxia (CA), Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) are some most common . The type of ataxia can be known through DNA test or it can be acquired (after birth). The condition of ataxia can be diagnosed by clumsiness, loss of coordination in arms or legs, unsteady or swaying gait, slurred speech, jerky limb movements.  All these are clinical symptoms by which a doctor can say that person has ataxia. But these symptoms are not enough to know the type of ataxia. We are trying so hard so others will have better options that are diagnosed later.  So that you (it does wait to show signs sometimes), our children or grandchildren do not have to suffer as much or perhaps not at all!  All we are asking for here is your signature to allow the research to be funded by the right source(s).   Unfortunately, we are finding out that somehow via (accidents [head injury],  stroke, brain tumors and other head trauma affecting Cerebellum) also sometimes Ataxia appears.  Although obviously non-genetic the exact same symptoms occur and some are even progressive. If you need more information or wish to make a personal contribution please visit The National Ataxia Foundation here:(NAF) http://www.ataxia.org/   I ask on behalf of many of my Ataxian friends! Thank you in advance, we appreciate your concern and time!

Krystal Schulze
1,335 supporters