America is about open competition on the battlefield of ideas. I hope Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg accepts my challenge to debate privacy and how it impacts the 99% -- and the ethical role of our respective companies.
Pembroke Pines, Fl (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
As part of its "Privacy Made Simple" message, UmeNow announced today that it is inviting Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to a one-on-one debate on all things privacy related. "This is America. And America is about open competition on the battlefield of ideas. I hope Mark accepts my challenge to debate privacy and how it impacts the 99% -- and the ethical role of our respective companies. We can even do it online," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, the founder of UmeNow who is widely known as the Privacy Mom. "We want to punch it out with Facebook in a corporate and entrepreneurial way, of course. At the end of the battle the world will decide who they think is really focused on their privacy and sharing abilities," said Castillo-Bach, the outspoken privacy advocate and entrepreneur based in South Florida.
Umenow is a new startup that has banned all tracking and all ads. It recently changed its platform to allow anyone to join for free. Previously, free membership was limited to 30 days. Now, free membership has no time limit. UmeNow's 2-tier membership structure promises the same privacy protection to its free members. Premium level members who subscribe for $6.00/ month have access to all site areas
"UmeNow is a super-private service that is making waves around the world recently and is now leading the privacy battle in defense of consumers whose data is mined by social networks and advertisers for profit," explains Castillo-Bach.
UmeNow launched in July 2011. Evelyn Castillo-Bach is also the founder of Collegiate Nation --known as GoCNCN.com-- the first and only private network exclusively for college students. Both UmeNow and Collegiate Nation are known for fiercely protecting the privacy rights of its members. All ads, third party apps and games are banned because they are back doors to tracking and extracting private information. Evelyn Castillo-Bach earned her M.S. in 1993 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has traveled extensively in Ethiopia and in the Balkans, accompanying her Danish husband who is a lawyer.