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  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 8:39 PM

Re: you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Whoops! Earlier we sent an email with some placeholder text instead of a real greeting! Sorry about that - we value your support of Accountable Tech and wanted to get it right. Hey there -- Thanks to your support, we wer…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 6:20 PM

Re: you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Hey [there or First Name] – Thanks to your support, we were able to launch our television ad calling on Congress to pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets App in key states across the…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 7, 2022 at 8:39 PM

you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Hey there -- Working families are being crushed by inflation.  We feel the rising prices everywhere from the grocery store to the gas pump to tech products, and basic necessities we buy online.  But while we’re all feelin…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 3:03 PM

last chance to rein in Big Tech

Accountable Tech The next few weeks represent our best chance to move this historic bipartisan legislation forward. Hey Friend -- Big tech is scared and for good reason. Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rein in Big Tech with two historic bipartisan antitrust bill…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 13, 2022 at 8:15 PM

a huge win

Accountable Tech Elon Musk ends his bid to acquire Twitter. Hey there -- We did it. We stopped the deal.  Last week, Elon Musk announced he is ending his bid to acquire Twitter. This is a huge win for our information ecosystem.  Elon Musk never cared about Twitter's users or employees, …
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 9, 2022 at 2:05 PM

Google's response to our demands

Accountable Tech We still have questions. Google announced a new location data program in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Hey Friend -- For the past few weeks, we’ve been calling on Google to stop unnecessarily collecting and retaining location data, which could b…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 2:11 PM

privacy in a post-Roe world

Accountable Tech Overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on our fundamental rights through increasingly authoritarian means. Hey there -- Last week, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and while we knew it was coming, the news was still gut-wrenching.  It’s okay to feel a range of emo…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 12:51 PM

John Oliver eviscerates Big Tech

Accountable Tech Watch him call out Big Tech monopolies and urge Congress to pass antitrust legislation. Friend -- There are few things Congress seems to be able to do nowadays.  But as John Oliver lays out in his latest episode of Last Week Tonight, Congress can pass historic bipartis…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 4:37 PM

Elon Musk’s data grab

Accountable Tech Twitter must resist Elon Musk’s demands for access to sensitive data on millions of users. Friend -- The Elon Musk and Twitter saga continues. Six weeks ago, Elon Musk signed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. He waived his right to due diligence at the time, but h…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 1:59 PM

stop Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover

Accountable Tech We refuse to let another billionaire control our information ecosystem. Hey there -- If Elon’s deal to acquire Twitter closes, it will threaten users, society, and democracy.  Last month, we sent an open letter co-signed by 25 other nonprofit groups to Twitter’s top a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 3:16 PM

tell Google to delete people’s location data

Accountable Tech We’re calling on Google to stop collecting and retaining location data on its Android phones. Hey there -- A few weeks ago, the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade caught me and my team by surprise. If the final decision turns out to b…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 7:42 PM

Trump back on Twitter?

Accountable Tech We've just learned that Elon Musk intends to reinstate Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Hey there -- Last week, we sent an open letter co-signed by 25 other nonprofit groups to Twitter’s top advertisers urging them to demand Elon Musk uphold key safety standards througho…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 4:42 PM

Re: Elon Musk just tweeted about our letter

Accountable Tech It’s not every day that the world’s wealthiest person comes after our nine-person nonprofit. Hey there -- At the start of this week, we sent a letter to Twitter’s top advertisers calling on them to stop spending money on the platform if Elon Musk rolls back safeguards a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 12:14 AM

Elon Musk just tweeted about our letter

Accountable Tech It’s not every day that the world’s wealthiest person comes after our nine-person nonprofit. Hey there -- Earlier today, we sent an open letter to Twitter’s top advertisers calling on them to commit to a few simple standards to continue advertising on the platform amid…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 23, 2022 at 3:16 PM

Obama takes on Big Tech

Accountable Tech President Barack Obama went to Silicon Valley with a message for Big Tech and the world. Hey there -- Earlier this week, President Barack Obama went to Silicon Valley with a message for Big Tech and the world. In a momentus speech, he called out Big Tech for their role…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 8:35 PM

John Oliver nailed it!

Accountable Tech John Oliver came out swinging against surveillance advertising on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight.  Hey there -- John Oliver came out swinging against surveillance advertising on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight.  If you missed it, he went after Big Tech’s t…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 4, 2022 at 2:02 PM

tell Congress to rein in Big Tech

Accountable Tech Today, we’re uniting with dozens of other businesses and organizations for #AntitrustDay. Hey there -- Today, we’re uniting with dozens of other businesses and organizations for #AntitrustDay. Big Tech monopolies shamelessly continue to put profits over people, but now…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 2:03 PM

Big Tech has finally met their match

Accountable Tech Big news: Big Tech has finally met their match. Hey there -- Big news: Big Tech has finally met their match. Last week, the European Union finalized the Digital Markets Act—showing the world it’s possible to take on Big Tech’s army of lobbyists and win. The Digital Mar…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 2:18 PM

BIG progress in a year

Accountable Tech One year ago today, we launched a transatlantic coalition of 50+ advocacy groups fighting for an end to Big Tech's toxic business model of surveillance advertising. Hey there -- One year ago today, we launched a transatlantic coalition of 50+ groups fighting for an end…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 9:34 PM

“I am just in awe”

Accountable Tech That’s what Senator Richard Blumenthal had to say earlier this week at the close of our youth roundtable after hearing five young people share their powerful stories and experiences with social media. Hey there -- “I am just in awe.” That’s what Senator Richard Blument…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 3, 2022 at 3:24 PM

what Biden said

Accountable Tech We’re pretty pumped about what President Biden said at his State of the Union. Hey there -- We’re pretty pumped about what President Biden said at his State of the Union. In case you missed it, for the first time ever in a State of the Union address, the President call…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 28, 2022 at 6:06 PM

check your sources

Accountable Tech This has been a hard time as we all watch in horror the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Hi everyone -- This has been a hard time as we all watch in horror the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukrai…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 21, 2022 at 9:32 PM

re: honks heard ‘round the world

Accountable Tech The trucker convoys are just the latest protests fueled by Facebook. Let's not forget QAnon, Kenosha, Stop the Steal, and the Capitol insurrection. Hey there -- Last week, we wrote to you about how the ongoing Canadian trucker convoy protest started with a hacked Faceb…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 14, 2022 at 6:05 PM

honks heard ‘round the world

Accountable Tech Over the past 3 weeks, truckers have brought Canada’s capital city of Ottawa to a halt in protest of vaccine mandates. Hey there -- Over the past 3 weeks, truckers have brought Canada’s capital city of Ottawa to a halt in protest of vaccine mandates. The protests have …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 8:50 PM

26% stock drop for Facebook’s birthday

Accountable Tech 18 years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his college dorm room. What started as a way to rate women online spiraled into something that is somehow even worse. Hey there -- 18 years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his college dorm roo…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 8:53 PM

the cold hasn’t stopped us

Accountable Tech Hope you’ve had a great start to your new year. Over here at Accountable Tech, we hit the ground running. Hey there -- Hope you’ve had a great start to your new year. Over here at Accountable Tech, we hit the ground running.  I try to pause and reflect at the beginnin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 8:24 PM

Re: transatlantic momentum

Accountable Tech We’re pursuing all the avenues we can to ban surveillance advertising, and we need your help. Hey there -- Surveillance advertising has eroded our consensus reality and pushed democracy to the brink. This pernicious practice fuels Big Tech’s collection and exploitation…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 22, 2022 at 5:39 PM

transatlantic momentum

Accountable Tech This was a four-day week for us, but wow, so much happened! Hey there -- This was a four-day week for us, but wow, so much happened! This is a longer than usual email (apologies!) but I wanted to give you a full readout on all our progress to ban Big Tech’s toxic busin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 10:55 PM

Urge Congress to Ban Surveillance Advertising

Accountable Tech Big news from Capitol Hill: Members of Congress just proposed bold new legislation to ban the toxic business model of surveillance advertising at the core of Big Tech’s proliferation of disinformation and extremism on and offline. Hey there -- Big news from Capitol Hil…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 9:27 PM

Facebook must answer now

Accountable Tech BIG NEWS: Yesterday, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed Facebook’s parent company, Meta, for failing to adequately respond to document requests. Hey there -- BIG NEWS: Yesterday, the Select Committee to Investigate…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 7:28 PM

Big Tech monopolies are scared

Accountable Tech Big Tech monopolies are feeling the heat. Hey there -- Big Tech monopolies are feeling the heat. Historic bipartisan legislation in Congress today could rein in Big Tech’s monopoly power, benefiting consumers, workers, and small business owners. But Amazon and Google a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 5:48 PM

January 7th and beyond

Accountable Tech Yesterday, we remembered the one year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection—a brutal assault on our democracy, perpetuated by lies and fringe conspiracy theories. And Facebook served as an incubator for all these dangerous falsehoods. Hey there -- Yesterday, we remem…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 2:49 PM

see ya, 2021!

Accountable Tech 2021 was a transformative year for Accountable Tech. Hey there -- 2021 was a transformative year for Accountable Tech.  We added four new staff members, highlighted the harms of Facebook and Instagram on children, won a pause in the development of Instagram Kids, coin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 5:34 PM

WATCH: Facebook's year in review

Accountable Tech Facebook’s had one heck of a year. Watch our new video that captures some of the company’s biggest failures from 2021 including: Hey there -- Facebook’s had one heck of a year. Watch our new video that captures some of the company’s biggest failures from 2021 including…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 5:25 PM

team retreat and looking ahead

Accountable Tech We just had our Accountable Tech team retreat in Washington, D.C. It was so nice to finally meet everyone in person, especially now that our team has grown to eight! We gave lots of hugs, stayed caffeinated, and thought hard about what AT will look like in 2022. Hey the…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 4:03 PM

it’s been a big month!

Accountable Tech We’ve been busy this past month making Facebook’s harms known to the world and fighting to level the playing field for small businesses struggling to compete with Big Tech monopolies. I’m so proud and grateful of all the hard work our small but mighty team of now 8 (!!) staffers a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 3:43 PM

how to support small business

Accountable Tech Hope you’ve been having a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve been enjoying spending time with my family and friends here in Boston. While some in my family are out shopping this Black Friday, I’ll tell you that I’m more excited for tomorrow: Small Business Saturday. Hey th…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 8:48 PM

how to talk to your family about Facebook

Accountable Tech Ahead of Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to first say thank you. We’re so incredibly grateful for your support and we couldn’t take on Big Tech monopolies like Facebook without your help. Hey there -- Ahead of Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to first say thank you.…
  Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 5:11 PM

calling out Facebook's BS

Accountable Tech I’m sure you get a bunch of emails. So, every email we send you from Accountable Tech we want to be relevant and important for your time and attention. Hey there -- I’m sure you get a bunch of emails. So, every email we send you from Accountable Tech we want to be rele…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 10, 2021 at 7:57 PM

Congress must investigate Facebook

Accountable Tech Time and time again, we’ve seen Facebook fail to address the rampant disinformation, extremism, discrimination, and hate on their platforms. Hey there -- Time and time again, we’ve seen Facebook fail to address the rampant disinformation, extremism, discrimination, an…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 5:19 PM

we’re logging out of Facebook

Accountable Tech Facebook has been in the news a lot recently. Hey there -- Facebook has been in the news a lot recently. The disclosure of thousands of internal documents from Facebook reveals what we have known for a long time: Facebook doesn't care about its impact on our children, …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 4:49 PM

one takeaway from the Facebook Papers

Accountable Tech You’ve probably heard a lot about the Facebook Papers in the news. Hey there -- You’ve probably heard a lot about the Facebook Papers in the news.  The Facebook Papers are a massive set of Facebook internal documents that whistleblower Frances Haugen provided to Congr…
  Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM

small business vs. Big Tech

Accountable Tech We just wanted to make sure you saw our campaign that launched yesterday, Main Street Against Big Tech. Hi there -- We just wanted to make sure you saw our campaign that launched yesterday, Main Street Against Big Tech. Over the past few months, we’ve been working tire…
  Aaron Seyedian · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 12:59 PM

Main Street Against Big Tech

Accountable Tech My name is Aaron Seyedian. I’m a small business owner in Takoma Park, Maryland. I launched my company, Well-Paid Maids, to provide a service to our customers while also providing our employees with the compensation, security, and dignity they deserve in an otherwise oftentimes low…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 3:02 PM

rein in big tech, protect consumers

Accountable Tech For years, Big Tech monopolies have been abusing their power by blatantly self-dealing and rigging marketplaces in their favor. Hey there -- For years, Big Tech monopolies have been abusing their power by blatantly self-dealing and rigging marketplaces in their favor.…
  Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 4:35 PM

what Facebook’s Comms Director said to us

Accountable Tech Last week, as Frances Haugen testified in front of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, we were doing our best to keep up with all the incredible internal research she was presenting from Facebook. Hey there -- Last week, as Frances Haugen testified…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 12, 2021 at 1:24 PM

confirm Kanter

Accountable Tech This past summer, President Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Antitrust Division. This division of the DOJ seeks to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on anti-monopoly or antitrust laws and principles. …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 8:04 PM

2 moments from yesterday’s hearing

Accountable Tech Yesterday, a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Facebook’s relentless pursuit of profits above all else—even if it means jeopardizing our kids’ safety and our democracy. Hey there -- Yesterday, a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 3:46 PM

Mark doesn’t want you to see this ad

Accountable Tech Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, is testifying this morning before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection about why Facebook hid their internal research showing Instagram’s effects on young people’s mental health. Hey there -- Facebook…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 10:37 PM

Action alert! Rally on Capitol Hill

Accountable Tech We're hosting a rally on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Come join us! Hey there -- It’s been an exciting week.  Earlier this week, Facebook gave in to public pressure and announced they are pausing the development of Instagram of Kids. Today, NYU researcher Laura Edelson tes…