This is a great idea! I'm interested in working with you! Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 8, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Michael Stemle <themanchic...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I know that this is my first message to the group, but I've been watching for > a while and I would like to jump in and help. > > A key challenge that I see this group facing is that the backlog of sites to > score is mammoth. There is no way that this group will ever be able to keep > up with the changes and the scoring of TOS and Privacy Policies if it is > something which takes a long time to do. The backlog is unsustainable, and > because there's no way that the backlog can be chewed into, and so many > popular sites are not yet scored, it will be difficult for the public—and the > organizations themselves—to take scoring seriously. > > Google has a "C." Google doesn't care. DuckDuckGo has an "A," and they only > care because they've made that a core part of their business. > > I would like to help construct a proposal for a standardized scoring system. > This scoring system would focus not on independent clauses in the document, > but rather questions like: "can site X track you outside of your own site? > -20 points" or "does organization Y promise to disclose government requests > for information? +20 points." Something simple, which when aggregated could > output a score. > > I would like to find two or three other people to work with in this endeavor, > the product of which would be a document outlining the process for measuring, > scoring, and preparing this proposal for a vote by contributors. Since > there's a lot to review, I think keeping the number of people down will help > us come to something that we can open to the wider group more quickly. > > I would like this process to observe a December 1st deadline, so that we can > all review the document and members (of which I am not one yet) can vote. > During the process we would give a monthly update. > > After this process, it might be useful to have a program which takes a > checklist of the criteria, runs it through a rules engine, and pops out a > score. This would make it so that people reviewing sites weren't affecting > the score directly, but instead were focusing first and foremost on the > agreed-upon criteria. > > The goals of this process would be: > A clear, transparent, and easy-to-understand set of scoring criteria that the > browser plugin could draw attention to > Because of the standardized approach, the organizations being scored would > understand how to improve their score > We would now have the ability to score sites consistently, and more quickly > This process will foster a more trustworthy set of scores as it is repeatable > based on criteria > No recommendations would be construed to have been agreed-upon by the group > until a vote affirmed the proposal > I do hope that the group thinks that this is a worthwhile proposal, and I'm > happy to start working on this ASAP. If this is already an effort which is > underway, I would like to contribute. I looked but didn't find any. > > > > Much thanks. > > -- > [!!] Please see https://edit.tosdr.org -- this is where new contributions > should be submitted and discussed > > tosdr.org | twitter.com/tosdr | github.com/tosdr > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Terms of Service; Didn't Read" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to tosdr+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/tosdr. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/tosdr/b8540c74-3a79-46ac-ab77-eb98ada3d5ef%40googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- [!!] Please see https://edit.tosdr.org -- this is where new contributions should be submitted and discussed tosdr.org | twitter.com/tosdr | github.com/tosdr --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Terms of Service; Didn't Read" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tosdr+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/tosdr. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/tosdr/87571CC0-AF17-4D55-B476-D3945D63D26A%40mac.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.