Account Share

 

Thread by @kegill: "Dear @resistbot developers STOP asking for DOB which you are linking to first and last names and phone over insecure SMS. I’m stunned. This […]" #justSayNo #privacy #opaque

, 10 tweets, 6 min read
Dear @resistbot developers

STOP asking for DOB which you are linking to first and last names and phone over insecure SMS.

I’m stunned. This is the sort of info we opposed Trump’s gathering en masse last year.

#justSayNo to today’s ask about being registered to vote.
Reminder that @resistbot org fails basic transparency test on “about” page.

Resist.bot/about

Nothing about how they manage your data, protect your #privacy , who is advisory board, who makes decisions, etc. #Opaque.
You can find two names buried near the bottom of long, densely-packed about page. No details/links.
Via Google search:
ED is Jason @Putorti
Tool built by @EricRies (per @Mlsif)
No filing docs or financials for the claimed 501(c)4 organization.

Google is no help there.

This is the opposite of transparent

@resistbot is an #opaque organization. #justSayNo
I am subbed to several of these services in "monitoring" mode. Today's seemed innocuous enough: are you registered to vote?
I replied "yes."
But @resistbot didn't want to take my answer on face value: it asked for confirming details. #privacy
Hell, no.
Give name. phone, DOD and residence info (that would have been next) to an unknown entity? With no info on what they plan to use it for or how they plan to manage it?
Hell, no.
Here’s the next screen with fake DOB.
And here’s that request for address.
Inearly 2017, @Mlsif pointed out some challenges with systems like @resistbot (not unlike the ease of clicking 'like')
civichall.org/civicist/how-t…
March 2017:
Civic Hall had a “Resist Projects” spreadsheet "cataloging more than 150 new initiatives and tools that have cropped up since the November election. It’s clear that there’s no shortage of action-alert sites or call-to-action tools."
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.
This content can be removed from Twitter at anytime, get a PDF archive by mail!
This is a Premium feature, you will be asked to pay $30.00/year
for a one year Premium membership with unlimited archiving.
Don't miss anything from @kegill,
subscribe and get alerts when a new unroll is available!
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support me: I'm a solo developer! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy me a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com
Trending hashtags
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support me: I'm a solo developer! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy me a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com