privacy rights

23 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mark Zuckerberg

Tell Facebook: Our Data is our Property #OwnYourData

Mark Zuckerberg, change Facebook's rules and give us back control over our data, our digital assets, our property. #OwnYourDataMark Zuckerberg's social network Facebook, along with other digital platforms and big data aggregators, make billions out of us and our data - and they can not even keep it safe. They collect information about who we are, our friendships and how we view the world. They find out what we buy, what we do online, how we live our lives offline. Then they use our own data to sell to us - from pharmaceuticals to political campaigns. We're just now realizing the bad news: we're the product they're selling. Our data has been exposed without our real consent. Are these companies ripping us all off? If so, does this have to continue this way? I believe that if we act together, we can change the business model to the benefit of people globally. Sign up and share the #OwnYourData petition now, and let's take back our rights. I know about this topic intimately because I used to work for Cambridge Analytica - the data company which works on elections and commercial advertising campaigns. Now I'm blowing the whistle on the whole industry. The problem starts with the Silicon Valley tech platforms, which track our every movement and make us easy to target. It's time for us to own our own data. This is a human right. We should be able to decide freely how our data is used (and how it is not); stop anyone using using it to try and manipulate us; take it with us if we leave the platform; And to get paid for the value our data generates. To decentralize power and drive accountability, we're demanding that Facebook update its terms of service by April 30th, and grant all its users these simple and fundamental data and property rights immediately. Facebook is already in crisis. Their stock price has fallen by almost $100 billion. Let's step up the pressure and make this happen while we have the momentum. The future is ours. I am the future, are you? Sign up now and share widely.

Brittany Kaiser
154,109 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to YouTube Legal

YouTube Define Your Polices Regarding the Alex Jones Channel & Defamation

Dear YouTube Legal, Pursuant to your polices and complaint process, I filed a complaint regarding a defamatory video posted by my ex-husband, Alex Jones. The video was not only defamatory, it was also endangering in that it broadcasted the address where my children and I reside. It also broadcasted other personally identifying information that could be used to harass me and violated the seal order in the custody case.  After several email exchanges, you finally removed this video last week. While I am very thankful that the video has been removed, I am growing more and more concerned that removal of this one video is not enough. There is at least one other “fake news” video about me posted on your website through Alex Jones’ channel that has not been removed despite a complaint, and I have discovered other “fake news” videos that involve my children. My complaints and concerns have been made on the tail end of a massive news cycle wherein my ex-husband made outcries of “censorship” and the “impending takedown of his channel” to run a huge donation drive. Given the high volume media attention during the donation drive, it became evident that Alex Jones used your channel to defame me and to broadcast fake news about me to millions of people. Unfortunately, this is another shocking example of his incendiary and irresponsible course of conduct.  From Sandy Hook to Charlottesville, Alex Jones has defamed and injured a fragile and tragic segment of America’s population. He has purposefully engaged in defamatory speech for massive profit on your channel. Just two days ago, he posted a disturbing video of the Parkland survivors as Nazis. As such, it is clear that he is continuing to use your channel to harm people.  It is my understanding that other victims have lost their jobs and have been negatively impacted by his speech on YouTube.  He has not only assassinated the characters of the parents of mass shooting victims but erased and injured the memories of their minor children. Even worse,  Alex Jones’ defamatory speech is often a thinly-veiled call to harassment for his followers. Those targeted by Alex’s defamatory speech often find themselves the victims of ongoing harassment. With regards to my own situation, YouTube provided my ex-husband, Alex Jones, with a forum, and this has hurt my life by allowing Alex to mischaracterize the Jury’s decision for me to be Primary Parent to millions and to continue a false narrative about the history of the case and about my mental health that has been used to torment me for years. My children, my friends, my children’s friends, my community had this one-sided fake news about me through your channel during the divorce and child custody proceedings that gave my ex-husband an unfair advantage. Additionally, I have been targeted by extremists online. Alex Jones has said that his channel was one strike away from removal, yet the removal of this video has not had any effect on his channel. Rather, Alex Jones used your channel this weekend to post a video of my minor son without my approval. Your failure to act and remove his channel allowed that video to be played to millions of Alex Jones’s followers. Therefore, because YouTube continues to provide a forum for Alex Jones to harass people, I and the undersigned ask that YouTube: 1.     Concretely and precisely relay what your policies really are generally and how those policies are being applied the Alex Jones Channel’s current status. 2.    Confirm whether or not the above-described fake news video’s takedown does not constitute another strike on The Alex Jones Channel. 3.     Explain why the takedown of this video doesn’t constitute another strike on the Alex Jones Channel. 4.     Let America know whether or not you will apply your policies to past instances of defamation if brought to your attention (as I did recently). 5.     Tell America whether or not Alex Jones misrepresented the facts in his “censorship” and “take down” outcries, and, if this is the case, let America know if you will address all such speech on your channel as fake news and comply with your standards thereabout. 6.    Tell America whether or not you intend to continue to allow Alex Jones to monetize his content on YouTube/pay to promote it despite all the above and other instances I have reported to you.

Kelly Jones, Alex Jones' Ex-Wife
3,185 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Scott DesJarlais, Kevin Brooks, Mike Bell, Todd Gardenhire, Dan Howell, Bob Corker

Make Upskirting in Tennessee Illegal

Several months ago, I was checking out at a gas station when I felt something brush against the back of my leg. I turned around to see a man pulling his phone away from me and his young son asked him what he had taken a picture of. He responded by shushing him. In shock from the realization that he had taken a picture up my skirt, I didn't respond except to finish checking out and prepared to leave when I felt him do it again. I quickly left the store and drove around so I could see and take down his license plate number. I felt sickened and violated and I called the police. They found and arrested him two days later, and he confessed immediately. Today, they finally had his hearing and subpoenaed me only for the assistant District Attorney to tell me that there is no expectation of privacy in a public setting. So, despite the fact that he had confessed, I had NOT given consent, and that he had done it in front of his son, his case was dismissed by a judge. There were two cases exactly like mine where the judge had ruled the same thing, and, though the prosecuting attorney tried to make it clear that this was wrong and that "the State cannot believe that this is considered law, and it is our belief that this man's intent was not innocent" the judge ruled that it was legal. The only case where this has been successfully prosecuted was in the case of a minor. I know that there is no hope to change the ruling on my case, but now this man knows that he can do it again with no repercussions. This law needs to change. It is unacceptable that people can be violated like this and the perpetrator faces virtually no consequences. Tennessee's legislators should take notes from Texas and Massachusetts and other states where "upskirting" and "invasive visual recording" and "unlawful photography" are crimes that can actually be prosecuted and convicted.

Morgan King
603 supporters