Reddit Automatically Opts You In to Ads & Tracking — Here’s the Privacy Setting Changes to Make Now

Privacy

While Reddit users tend to be savvy internetters, few of you have likely bothered to check Reddit’s privacy / personalization settings.

You need to.

Log into Reddit on your PC/Mac, click your user name in the upper right, and select user settings.

Note: you cannot make these changes from the mobile app.  You can make these changes from your mobile browser, but it is very small.

Select “Privacy & Security.”  Turn off “log outbound clicks.”  Check “App authorization” to make sure you don’t have unused apps having access to your account.

Then select “Personalization.”

Reddit automatically opts you IN for using third party website data.  Uncheck each box (you could leave “Allow Reddit to use your activity on Reddit to show you more relevant ads.”

Make sure you hit “save options.”

 

Internet
When You See People Trying to Sue a Social Media Platform Because Their Account Was Suspended, It’s a Stunt (lessons of the CDA & Brittain v. Twitter)

A number of politicians, activists, and others who feel aggrieved after their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube content has been removed or their accounts suspended have taken to the courts to sue the social media platforms with claims that they are being singled out, muzzled, or their free speech is …

Injunction
Casual Sexual Relationships and Florida’s Injunction Against Dating Violence (versus other injunctions)

When seeking an injunction in Florida to prevent someone from contacting you, pay careful attention to which statute best applies. This is the (unfortunate) lesson of Tyler Sumners v. Lindsey Thompson. After meeting on Craigslist, the parties had a four year consensual sexual relationship punctuated by periods of time when …

1st Amendment
“Valid Grounds for Employment Action” Deemed Not Enough for Stalking Injunction under F.S. 784.048 (Klenk v. Ransom)

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held today that a respondent’s behavior may be enough for an “employment action” (presumably, for termination due to sexual harassment) but, in this case, was not enough for the “exacting standard” for an injunction against stalking under Florida Statute 748.048. The case is Joseph …