Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

FetLife Video Sharer: share pay-walled content with the whole Internet, for free

Did you know? Premium content that you “have to” pay for to watch on FetLife can actually be viewed by anyone, even if they never log in to a FetLife account (because FetLife “privacy” and “security” is piss poor). This means people who paid for a FetLife subscription to watch videos can share those videos […]

Facebook’s “50+ NEW Gender Identity options!” is still doing it wrong

There’s not much to say about this but I expect a lot of people will be very excited to learn that, starting today, the benevolent gods of your social media existence at Facebook have now granted you the privilege of identifying your gender using words other than “male” or “female.” I’ve already seen fawning and […]

How to make a Predator Alert Tool for Facebook viewer for any (and every) Facebook app

Recently, I’ve been writing code for various different Predator Alert Tools. There are now five different dating websites for which I’ve written Predator Alert Tool code. They are: Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid Predator Alert Tool for FetLife Predator Alert Tool for Facebook1 Predator Alert Tool for Lulu Predator Alert Tool for Bang With Friends […]

What’s the legal deal with defamation and the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook?

Over on Tumblr, an anonymous user asked: What’s the legal deal with PAT-FB in the US? If I use the app to report someone for a crime they haven’t been convicted of, can’t I be sued for defamation? If so, even if my report was “anonymous,” couldn’t you still be subpoenaed for my information? I’m […]

The “women-only dating app,” Lulu, wants you to dish on men—but not if he raped you or your friend.

Rape culture is the FAQ for “girls-only” dating app Lulu being more concerned with protecting a man from slander than a woman from assault. —@maymaym I just learned about Lulu, the women-only dating app for rating men: How many times have you researched a person on Facebook, Google and consulted friends and family before going […]

No good excuse for not building sexual violence prevention tools into every social network on the Internet

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