Six Apart and LiveJournal abuse

Bloggers call on Six Apart to fix problems with LiveJournal's volunteer abuse team.

Exposing LJ Abuse details many of the problems with the unprofessional, unpredictable, and irrational behavior of the abuse team.

Petition and email campaign this weekend  Demand that Six Apart listen to their customers! 

Six Apart and LiveJournal Abuse

We call on Six Apart to recognize that there are serious problems with the LiveJournal Abuse team which extend beyond any one issue, and to stop dismissing users' feedback and concerns.

Significant and long-term problems have been described with the LJ Abuse team, from inconsistent and contradictory answers to rudeness and refusal to answer users' questions. LiveJournal's poor customer service has attracted attention on numerous blogs, but Six Apart continues to brush it off.

The signers of this petition ask that Six Apart genuinely listens to its customers' concerns and commits to address the issues. They cannot be brushed under the table, and must be dealt with fully and openly.

If I’m not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me

By Bruce Schneier over on Wired: The Eternal Value of Privacy

The most common retort against privacy advocates — by those in favor of ID checks, cameras, databases, data mining and other wholesale surveillance measures — is this line: "If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?"

Some clever answers: "If I'm not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me." "Because the government gets to define what's wrong, and they keep changing the definition." "Because you might do something wrong with my information." My problem with quips like these — as right as they are — is that they accept the premise that privacy is about hiding a wrong. It's not. Privacy is an inherent human right, and a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect.

Additionally, did you know that Google keeps your deleted emails?

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