YES! It worked, the European Parliament rejected the copyright proposals!
MEP Julia Reda on what happens next:
Art13 would mean mandatory YouTube-style content filters on all websites.
Please contact your MEP *today* and tell them to vote against the new Copyright Directive.
Complete list of MEPs with contact details here:
More details on the issues involved here:
Are you happy with your data, and your users' data, being exploited by third parties for commercial purposes such as shadow profiling?
What you buy a product for and what the product actually does are diverging at an alarming rate 😟
Why is an electric toothbrush demanding access to your phone's microphone and location? Why does a television send data about you to 700 addresses in the first 15 minutes?
These aren't cheap shady no-brand devices, these are expensive products from big consumer companies.
If you use #GoogleDrive, you are also allowing Google to do whatever they want with your files: they can read them, copy them, give them to anyone else, make derivative works, even publish them online without your permission (see attached screenshot). #DropBox is similar.
In other words, private files uploaded to Google Drive are no longer private.
If you or someone you know is still using Whatsapp, you might want to consider switching to a more privacy-conscious ethical alternative:
As soon as I finished confirming my email address (hadn't even tweeted!), Twitter locked my account and demanded my phone number.
When I tried to appeal this locking, it brought up a message saying I had to pass a captcha and that Google (!) would collect information about me.
Every step is an attempt to gather far more data than they need.