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by Daniel Brandt
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: How Wikipediocracy simply compounds victims suffering
Replies: 27
Views: 7068

Re: How Wikipediocracy simply compounds victims suffering

There's an old saying somewhere -- don't get mad, get even. Perhaps some site should start to compile techniques for socking, vandalism, suggestions for hoax articles, evading checkuser, good places to buy good-hand and admin accounts and so forth? Don't forget the possibility of doxing the bothers...
by Daniel Brandt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WMF worries about "intermediary liability"
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

WMF worries about "intermediary liability"

And guess what, this July 11, 2018 event will be held at Cloudflare HQ. That's TWO evil intermediaries conspiring already! Description: According to one recent poll, 84 percent of Americans believe that tech platforms should be held legally responsible for the content they carry. American companies,...
by Daniel Brandt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Google + Wikipedia = Oops!
Replies: 16
Views: 2372

Re: Google + Wikipedia = Oops!

At last, a long, decent review of Yasha Levine's book: Yet it would be easier to believe the “isn’t all hopeless” sentiment, had the book provided more analysis of successful instances of pushback. While it is respectable that Levine puts forward democratic (small d) action as the needed response, t...
by Daniel Brandt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Its open message to google + FB, talking of its own demise !
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Its open message to google + FB, talking of its own demi

Everyone in Europe is screaming about Facebook and YouTube (Google) dumbing down an entire generation. And here comes the executive director of WMF : "She was one of the founding members of what became known as the innovation team, focusing on the use of technology to improve people's lives. As...
by Daniel Brandt
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Replies: 17
Views: 3040

Re: European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

I've been running an anti-CloudFlare research site for six years now. CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based startup that protects over seven million domains by hiding the origin IP address behind their own servers. Criminals of all types find it useful, and copyright violators find it irresistible. I'...
by Daniel Brandt
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australian case law follows EU trends
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Australian case law follows EU trends

I'd imagine this was the driving force behind these laws in the first place. That doesn't mean the WMF is suddenly going to start giving a shit. Their rules and practices have barely changed wrt to the fundamental issues - what do they publish, how do they control it, and how do people complain abo...
by Daniel Brandt
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australian case law follows EU trends
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Australian case law follows EU trends

Think of it this way: Let's say that you are looking for a job. The last time I sent out a resume was in 1998, and it didn't matter that some of my history was semi-notable. I was convicted of a felony (refusing induction) in 1969, and even though it was reversed by a higher court on a technicality ...
by Daniel Brandt
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australian case law follows EU trends
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Australian case law follows EU trends

Nothing to do with 'right to be forgotten'! I disagree. Both have to do with a citizen's right to challenge an entity's presentation of digital information about themselves that the citizen feels is unfairly damaging to their reputation. In the EU this legal situation is referred to as the " r...
by Daniel Brandt
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australian case law follows EU trends
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Australian case law follows EU trends

It seems that Australia's High Court is sympathetic with the EU's "right to be forgotten." They ruled that a citizen can sue Google for defamation because Google's search results linked him with content that suggested incorrect associations. Since Wikipedia's BLP content is ranked at the t...