ACLU shares user data with Facebook and friends
The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU or short, is a regular critic of Facebook for its many privacy failures over the years. Yet, a recent update to its privacy statement reveals that they may share your personal information with Facebook if you use their website:
we may share your personal information with communications platforms, such as Facebook.”
Just how bad is it? Further down they (sort of) explain what information: that might include;
may include name, zip code, email address, and other information
Am I the only one that finds the use of “other information” uncomforting?
But, that’s not all, they also rent out your information and even trade their contact lists with other organizations:
We sometimes allow other non-partisan organizations to contact our supporters who have chosen to share their information with us. Working with other organizations in this way, either on a rental basis, in an exchange, or through a data sharing co-op
The internet has become so competitive that it has become very difficult to compete online without resorting to the same privacy-invading tactics that most websites use these days. However, it is especially alarming when you see those tactics in use by organizations that supposedly fight for privacy.