The team behind Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign released a new web app last month named BERN. The goal of BERN is simple: to gather as much information as they can on as many voters in the United States as they can, and make their grassroots army of enthusiastic supporters do the work. It’s undoubtedly a smart strategy, but also a concerning one for myself and other privacy advocates.

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BERN has two features: one called “Friend-to-Friend” (described as “add everyone in your network”) and another called “Community Canvassing” (described as “talk to people around you every day, e.g. on the bus, outside the grocery store, at a park”). …


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