The Electronic Frontier Foundation launched a campaign and deliberately lo-fi website titled “Fix It Already,” calling on big tech companies to patch what the organization sees as security holes.
Among the issues the campaign points out:
- Google’s Android system doesn’t let users deny internet access to apps so they can’t phone home with updates on what users are doing.
- Venmo makes friend lists public for anyone to see.
- Slack keeps messages from unpaid users around on its servers, even though they can’t access them, in case they later upgrade to a paid plan.
- Twitter doesn’t send direct messages via end-to-end encryption, making them accessible to law enforcement with search warrants.
- Facebook asks for people’s phone numbers for security, then lets companies use them to target ads.
- WhatsApp lets use