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One Click Tracking Information Reveal Law

Law that states that if you have a website that tracks people's information, sells it, whatever, one simple button must be on the front page to reveal that information.
 
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To be clear, this is to take a widely known to exist idea and codify into law this one change: One simple button must be in the lower right corner of the page that you click to see whatever tracking info the website is getting on you, where they're selling it etc.

The law would be to standardize this feature to make it actually usable, not something you'd have to hunt for, read the fine print about, fiddle around with.

Supposedly you can demand your FBI file (which I'm told I have having engaged in international trade) so I don't see why this shouldn't be demanded of private industries.

And if they have a problem with that, this is proof that it's needed.

To be clear, this existing feature on many sites is simplified and standardized and required by law.

doctorremulac3, Feb 27 2023

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       [marked-for-deletion] advocacy
Voice, Feb 27 2023
  

       [-] and [mfd]   

       I'm with [Voice] on this one - as with any idea that could be read as "There should be a law..."
a1, Feb 27 2023
  

       Thank you for being brave enough to explain your bone Voice, I appreciate that.   

       That being said, there is a category of proposed laws. Several dozen other proposed laws in this category.   

       Advocacy would be "People should be nice", a law would be "Kill people for not being nice". A law would be a proposed method to achieve something, just saying things should be a certain way without saying how to achieve that would be advocacy. From the Help file:   

       (things you can't do) "advocacy - the post promotes or protests an existing, often widely discussed, issue X that is very important to the author, without inventing new means to bring about or stop the discussed issue"   

       In this case the issue is information being gathered and sold surreptitiously, methods of finding what how and when your information is sold varies from website to website and there is no law saying you even have to do so. This is a clear proposed solution that remedies that and I do believe it's a problem that does need a remedy.   

       So fishbone accepted, (and like I said, respected) but gonna have to disagree with the MFD. Just going by what the HB rules specify.
doctorremulac3, Feb 27 2023
  

       That's just the kind of thing that Trump would say.   

       Twist some words to whatever you like them to mean, but you haven't invented anything here.
a1, Feb 27 2023
  

       There are two possible reasons why you don't understand what I just said. One is that the words made no sense, the other is that they just make no sense to you.   

       And boy this Trump thing really has turned into a cult.
doctorremulac3, Feb 27 2023
  

       //One simple button must be in the lower right corner of the page that you click to see whatever tracking info the website is getting on you//
Sounds like a new thing being invented to me. I'm not aware of any website having this (I'm sure you'll correct me if I'm mistaken).
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 27 2023
  

       //One simple button must be in the lower right corner of the page that you click to see whatever tracking info the website is getting on you //   

       Would you settle for one simple button in the address bar that you click to see every tracker the page has tried to contact? Because that's built into Safari, out of the box without any extensions.   

       Even if I would advocate for every browser to have that feature, or that everyone should use Safari, I wouldn't call it an invention. But if you or doc or anyone else thinks mandating (and relying on) every web page to build this in on their end - I'd still have to give that a fishbone as an extremely bad, misdirected idea. It'd be about as useful (and intrusive) as cookie acceptance banners.
a1, Feb 27 2023
  

       //One simple button must be in the lower right corner of the page that you click to see whatever tracking info the website is getting on you //   

       Would you settle for one simple button in the address bar that you click to see every tracker the page has tried to contact? Because that's built into Safari, out of the box without any extensions.   

       Even if I would advocate for every browser to have that feature, or that everyone should use Safari, I wouldn't call it an invention. But if you or doc or anyone else thinks mandating (and relying on) every web page to build this in on their end - I'd still have to give that a fishbone as an extremely bad, misdirected idea. It'd be about as useful (and intrusive) as cookie acceptance banners.
a1, Feb 27 2023
  

       Thank you neut.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2023
  

       //built into Safari//
Fair enough, I stand corrected. I've never used Safari.
//cookie acceptance banners//
Yeah, those are a waste of space (generally FAR TOO MUCH space). There's like 5 words & a couple of buttons! Doesn't need 1/4 of my screen.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 28 2023
  

       Make HB great again. Just saying...
pashute, Feb 28 2023
  

       //Would you settle for one simple button in the address bar that you click to see every tracker the page has tried to contact?//   

       Obviously not, had I been willing to settle for that I wouldn’t have suggested something totally diff… okay, that’s on me. I fed the troll. Won’t happen again.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2023
  

       // //cookie acceptance banners//
// Yeah, those are a waste of space … // //
  

       And intrusive. Even though Safari has good built in privacy controls, I also use an extension called 1blocker - which has a specific setting to block those - and some STILL break through.   

       There should be a law against that kind of thing.
a1, Feb 28 2023
  

       Yup, those are definitely things. The world is full of ‘em. That being said, read the idea before ranting about loosely associated stuff that’s not at all the idea proposed.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2023
  

       I don’t think this is a rant. Your original writeup says “ this is to take a widely known to exist idea and codify into law this one change: One simple button must be in the lower right corner of the page that you click.”   

       That’s not an invention, that’s advocacy - or maybe “wouldn’t it be nice” - to make a law that says some information (already available in many ways) should be more easily accessible.
a1, Feb 28 2023
  

       This is to anybody reading this besides a1.   

       Do not listen to him, this is an original idea (good or bad), clearly laid out. It's neither a "wouldn't it be nice" or WKTE.   

       The idea is to have a particular set of information that can sometimes be accessed in so many different ways that it's not of any use, and having that information be easily accessed with one button so that it is useful and accessible and that process being codified into law.   

       a1, you're obsessed. How about spending more of your time putting up your own ideas and less obsessing about mine? You've obsessed about this for two days now, you really really really want me to take this idea down and it's incredibly important to you for some reason. I'm not going to, now go away.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2023
  

       // You're obsessed with me //   

       That's just the sort of thing AOC would say.   

       (Shrug) I don't think it's unreasonable to reply when you call me out.   

       A button on a website to disclose some extra information; a law requiring same. Neither of these are new ideas. If you could detail a novel presentation format (more than "it should be easy to read"), that might be something for a bun.   

       To quote the late Clara Peller - "Where's the beef?"
a1, Feb 28 2023
  

       Please go away.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2023
  
      
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