I am all for not having Congress think they knew about the internet…..

18 Jan 2012 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 6

  1. Patrick Metzdorf 18 Jan 2012 Reply

    Interestingly, for a "TakeAction" page against a liberty-restricting bill, it's not really clear to me why they want your email address and zip code.

  2. Brent Burzycki 18 Jan 2012 Reply

    +Patrick Metzdorf yeh strange… but hey google is not evil…. 🙂

  3. Matthew Prejeant 18 Jan 2012 Reply

    From the "How we use your information" page:

    "Your first name and last initial may be published publicly as part of the petition to Congress. Your email address may be used to send you updates on SOPA/PIPA and other Internet policy initiatives. Your zip code is used to display the groundswell across the country and inform the appropriate members of Congress for your district and state. That’s it. Your personal information is in no way connected to any other Google services or Google account."

  4. Patrick Metzdorf 18 Jan 2012 Reply

    Which would be satisfying… if these fields weren't mandatory.
    But no, you can't be a supporter, unless you tell them some useful information about yourself.

  5. Matthew Prejeant 18 Jan 2012 Reply

    If I remember correctly you need to supply your email address, at least, for online petitions. It is your "signature."

    For a moment I was hesitant at providing that information but I then remembered it's Google. They already have it. I am surprised that it did not give me a "single click" option. Like clicking a +1 icon.

  6. Brent Burzycki 19 Jan 2012 Reply

    Yep..everyone has all if our information…

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