Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Subject: Predator Alert Tool for Tumblr?

Here’s an email I got a few weeks ago that I finally had a moment and the energy to respond to: From: [REDACTED] Date: May 24, 2014 8:54:53 PM PDT To: may may Subject: Predator Alert Tool for Tumblr? Hi maymay, I think a Predator Alert Tool for Tumblr (PAT-Tumblr) should be built. Unfortunately, I […]

“Allyship” is full of corrupt gatekeepers, technological and otherwise

Do NOT read this incisive ‘zine if you need your “I’m a good ally” bubble to feel good about yourself: The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address. These nonprofit capitalists advance their careers off  the struggles they ostensibly support. They often work in […]

The Internet has been doing “report abuse” wrong, because its admins are corrupt.

The most recent report filed in the Predator Alert Tool for FetLife alleges abuse on the part of a FetLife Carebear: It reads, in full: Fetlife caretaker FAIL. This lady could see that I was being harassed and not only failed to help me, but suspended my fetlife account when I screencapped the abusive crap […]

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 […]

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