Facebook, Zoom and LinkedIn are being sued for alleged privacy violations related to data sharing. The corporations are being accused of soaking up data, including electronic communications between users, and sharing it between tech platforms.
Civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy made the announcement in a press release on Monday that a 17-count class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook, Zoom and LinkedIn to hold them accountable for invasive policies.
“Zoom, Facebook and LinkedIn violated American citizens’ fundamental right to privacy, a right that is of heightened importance as millions shelter in place and communicate primarily on-line during the pandemic,” said attorney Scott R. Drury, one of the lawyers handling the lawsuit against Facebook and LinkedIn.
“This action seeks to right those wrongs and let the Defendants know they cannot trample on people’s rights,” he added.
California resident Todd Hurvitz is listed as the plaintiff on the lawsuit. He is alleging that Facebook and LinkedIn have gathered data through Zoom to gain details on individuals to develop advertisements targeting them specifically. Hurvitz’s legal team will argue in court that these practices are exploitative and illegal.
Big League Politics reported last month on how Zoom, a Chinese-owned company, is selling out the data of their users to other Big Tech entities:
Zoom, a company that offers a popular video conferencing app that is taking off due to the coronavirus shutdown, is funneling the personal data of its users over to Facebook, as the service is weak on protecting the privacy rights of its customers.
VICE Motherboard analyzed Zoom’s iOS app for cell phones and determined that it was sending information to Facebook. This is because of Zoom’s use of Facebook’s software development kits (SDK) in order to improve the features on the app. This is a common way that Facebook funnels data from other apps into their systems to bolster their monopoly in the tech sector.
Zoom users are likely blissfully unaware of the app’s data-sharing agreement with Facebook. Facebook may be collecting data from individuals who do not even use their software, showing how the monolithic corporation’s tentacles are extremely pervasive and difficult for consumers to avoid.
Facebook is informed anytime a Zoom user opens the app on their mobile phone. Facebook is also made aware of the cell phone model, the city and time zone the user is in while connecting, the phone carrier of the user while accessing the app, and a unique identifier that can be used to target the specific individual in an advertisement buy.
“I think users can ultimately decide how they feel about Zoom and other apps sending beacons to Facebook, even if there is no direct evidence of sensitive data being shared in current versions,” said Will Strafach, who founded the privacy-centered app Guardian, to VICE reporters.
Representatives from Facebook, Zoom and LinkedIn will be in court soon to atone for their Orwellian schemes to harvest user data.
Mailchimp Issues New Terms of Service Banning All ‘Misleading’ Content ‘in Their Sole Discretion’
More Orwellian censorship from Big Tech.
The popular email service, Mailchimp has released new terms of service that call for the banning of any “misleading” content “in their sole discretion,” particularly when it pertains to narratives not approved by the official media.
“We’ve updated our language to further clarify our Rules (Section 17 of STOU), which state that Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances,” the new terms of service read.
Podcaster and conservative activist Tracy Beanz drew attention to Mailchimp’s problematic change in their terms of service in a social media post:
Just received this from Mail Chimp. They won’t allow content that is misleading “in their sole discretion”. This is stasi like and isn’t going to stop. The NY Post would be banned from mass emails at this point. pic.twitter.com/EBiHGZelOj
— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) October 28, 2020
This is occurring in response to the infamous laptop-from-hell leaks that show Hunter Biden in all kinds of compromising situations, as his years of being a crack-loving hooker fiend finally catch up with him. In an attempt to protect the fledgling presidential campaign of his father, Big Tech entities have conspired to censor the story but to no avail.
Big League Politics published a story showing how alternative news outlets are being targeted in this coordinated attack on free speech by these tech monopolies:
Twitter has exploded in an onslaught of dishonest left-wing censorship, targeting conservative-leaning media outlets for temporary bans and suspensions in the wake of a series of Hunter Biden corruption reports.
The New York Post- one of the largest newspapers in the entire country- has been locked down by Twitter since initially reporting the Hunter Biden laptop story earlier this month. The Post hasn’t tweeted since October 14th, having been silenced by the tech monopoly for almost two weeks in the heat of the presidential election.
The Gateway Pundit, one of the most viral and popular conservative news sites, was placed onto a 12-hour Twitter suspension for reporting on contents released from Hunter Biden’s laptop. GP reporter Cassandra Fairbanks confirmed that the site had been placed on a 12-hour suspension on Friday.
Big League Politics was placed on a 12-hour Twitter suspension on Saturday night, with the platform arbitrarily citing BLP’s #DetroitLeaks reporting. Remarkably, one of the tweets found to violate the Twitter rules was none other than an unedited video of a Michigan poll worker instructor speaking!
It violates the Twitter rules to record and play audio from a public elections official explaining processes and rules for poll workers, apparently.
Mainstream media “journalists” are instead frantically demanding more weak minded censorship on the part of Silicon Valley oligarchs.
Big Tech has demonstrated gross negligence by enacting the Orwellian nightmare in a desperate attempt to oust President Trump from office. Their electoral interference schemes are worse than anything the Russians could ever devise.
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