The question that doesn't matter, but is nevertheless included here for the lulz is, what have they done instead of fixing the security holes putting their userbase at risk ?
The answer is two things. The first thing is here :
Friend Onoes you were banned! You still show up in my friends list but if i click on your pic (name tooltip still works) it redirects me to my feed.
Me Aha. Except... a) I paid them for that account and b) it's unclear what exactly the relationship is supposed to be. This is extremely poorly thought out, as a strategy. It would seem they basically fly by the seat of their pants, or in other words : the entirely absent forethought shown by their very poor technological security practices readily translates in absent forethought shown by their operational and, (at least on a boasting level) legal practices. Imagine the havoc I could cause with this, if i disliked them. a) could easily result in having their cc payment processing suspended ; b) could easily result in endless drama through banning various community leaders in no way related to anything.
The other thing is
This is a notification of trademark infringement and violations of your
Acceptable Use Policy that are occurring on a site hosted on your servers.http://trilema.com/,
owned by one Mircea Popescu, has posted the followingpage:
On this page, Mr. Popescu has infringed upon our trademark =E2=80=9CFetLife==E2=80=9D,
registered in the United States with registration #3869809.
This program creates a likelihood of confusion, mistake and/or deception with the consuming public,
as it is connecting directly to our website. The confusion created can be that the product is the
same as FetLife, or that they are are somehow associated, affiliated, connected, approved,authorized
or sponsored by FetLife.
website as well, and Mr. Popescu has been banned from our servers as a consequence of his actions.
In the above linked page, Mr. Popescu admits that he is posting this information in violation of our
"management makes a point of not implementing it (a search function)", and "Don't you think people
have a right not to be included in your list ? People might, and if the list was a list of people,
I might care.
"In section 5, Network Unfriendly or illegal activity, subsection A, your customer agrees not to "
1. Attempts, whether successful or not, to gain access to any other system or users' private data
without express consent of the user." In the above linked page, Mr. Popescu not only admits to doing
this on FetLife - he brags about it.Each item noted above is sufficient to warrant immediate suspension
of his account, subject to your investigation towards possible termination as noted in section 4,
Unacceptable Conduct. As a consequence of this, were quest that you please immediately remove this
product from your servers,and provide our legal team with contact information for Mr. Popescu so that
we may proceed with further legal matters directly with him.
Senior CaretakerBitlove, Inc.
The problem with this is, of course, that I've filed a counter claim and they're more than welcome to argue the matter in court.
Now, Fetlife, how about you fix your piece of shit software instead of trying to bully ? I don't happen to bully well. (In which line : the second volume of the list in question is coming up later today.)———