The Privacy Policy Book Club

“I applaud Twitter for putting effort into being more understandable. The same goes for Facebook, which last week rewrote its infamous privacy policy to a secondary-school reading level — but also tripled its length to 12,000 words. The deeper I dug into them, the clearer it became that understandability isn’t our biggest privacy problem. Being overwhelmed is.” Geoffrey A. Fowler in WaPo: I tried to read all my app privacy policies. It was 1 million words. (Marcel Proust thinks your privacy policy is too long…)

+ Wired: What Do Those Pesky ‘Cookie Preferences’ Pop-Ups Really Mean?

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