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Security: 8 tech giants and the security holes they need to fix right now, according to EFF

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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

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