Twitter recently removed a privacy setting from their service that allowed people to opt-out of some third-party data sharing. This saga highlights just how little control we have over our data, the need for strong federal privacy regulation, and points to the power of opting-out as a means to affect change by causing financial pain to online advertising platforms.
A startup named Clearview AI was recently caught selling a massive and illegitimate facial recognition system to law enforcement agencies around the U.S. In the immediate aftermath, two approaches utilizing two different legal frameworks are being leveraged to try and stop the startup. Only one of these approaches is effective and sustainable.