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Bill Genereux

Women aren't welcome on the Internet - 0 views

  • nstead of logging off, Criado-Perez retweeted the threats, blasting them out to her Twitter followers. She called up police and hounded Twitter for a response.
  • Scotland Yard confirmed the arrest of three men. Twitter—in response to several online petitions calling for action—hastened the rollout of a “report abuse” button that allows users to flag offensive material.
  • What I can’t cope with after that is the victim-blaming, the patronising, and the police record-keeping.
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  • I can just about cope with threats
  • state attorney’s office to convict Macchione on 19 counts, one of which was cyberstalking
  • Macchione was sentenced to four years in prison.
  • Despite his pattern of abusive online behavior, Macchione was ultimately arrested for an unrelated physical crime.
  • he officers she spoke to—who thought usernames were secret codes and didn’t seem to know what an IP address was
  • The officers were unanimous in advising me to take a break from Twitter, assuming, as many people do, that Twitter is at best a time-wasting narcotic.
  • Pew found that from 2000 to 2005, the percentage of Internet users who participate in online chats and discussion groups dropped from 28 percent to 17 percent, “entirely because of women’s fall off in participation.
  • Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman draws a distinction between “tourists” and “vagabonds” in the modern economy
  • On the Internet, men are tourists and women are vagabonds.
  • Nathan Jurgenson
  • Twitter “has a history of saying ‘too bad, so sad’” when confronted with concerns about harassment on its platform
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    An eye opening essay on the challenges of being a woman online
Bill Genereux

If Your Robot Buys Illegal Drugs, Have You Committed a Crime? - 0 views

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    A group of Swiss artists recently set a bot free on the darknet, allowing it to purchase whatever it could with Bitcoins. Among other weird things it bought were a few ecstasy pills and a fake Hungarian passport. Now an attorney asks whether the artists could be arrested under the law as it currently stands.
Bill Genereux

Baiters Teach Scammers a Lesson - 0 views

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    Nigerian scammers taste their own medicine
Bill Genereux

Tracking down my online haters - 0 views

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    A sports writer confronts anonymous critics in person.
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