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This is the last post that I will crosspost to LJ.

I will also be going through and deleting my old posts, starting at the beginning.
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
SUP has moved the LJ data to Russian servers. Evidence and why that's probably a very bad thing

This is disturbing, and I may finally go through and delete this thing (everything is backed up on Dreamwidth).

Ugh, LJ.

26 Oct 2012 03:36 pm
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
Apparently, LJ wants to turn your flist into tumblr.

If that happens, I'll pretty much not be reading LJ, as the current site default scheme--which they are currently going to force on people with no override--makes my eyes hurt and gives me a migraine.

You can join me on dreamwidth, if you are so inclined. I may have some creation codes available to share.
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
The current proprietors of LiveJournal have pretty much admitted that they don't give even a microfuck about their long-term users.

However, longtime LiveJournal users are upset by the changes. LiveJournal recently unveiled a complete redesign that overhauled the service's comments system, emphasized social networking, and set the stage for the upcoming communities blitz. Reaction from longtime users has been overwhelmingly negative--LiveJournal patrons slammed the redesign on the service's official blog.

LiveJournal's leadership has made it clear that their future American business strategy lies in generating new traffic rather than catering to the service's current small-but-loyal membership.


The only reason I still use my LJ is because 90% of my flist refuses to leave.
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
there seems to be a bug that caused (is causing?) a security breach: multiple people have reported that when they try to edit their own entries/profile/inbox, they are taken to another random user's edit entries/profile/inbox page, and can see all of that user's flocked and private entries. Basically, the system seems to think that they're logged in as another user.

More: So, what's all the hub-bub about? Well, as you may have noticed as a Livejournal user, the hover menu on a user's ID has changed significantly and certain browser add-ons like LJ Login no longer work. What you might not know is that there is now a random, but rampant privacy breech on the site. Several users are able to see the f-locked and the private entries of other users/communities even if they are not friended by or they are banned from that particular user/community. Not only that, but several users have been taken to another user's entries when they try edit their own. The same mix-up in redirects goes for the redirect to edit profiles, edit journal information/settings, managing userpics, and even checking your message inbox. To put it simply: certain users have complete access to another user's account.
feuervogel: (wtf?)
They are adding your location to all comments with IP logging on. Retroactively. (release notes) This is much more accurate than plugging it into a reverse IP site, reportedly.

If you (on LJ) log IP and are not among the subset of people I want knowing my address, I won't be commenting any more. I'll also be checking to see if I have that turned on (only for anonymous, I think) and turn it off if I do.

Slowly, LJ gives me more reason to consider shutting down.

ETA: They're rolling back the changes in response to the comments on the release post. Thank fuck.
feuervogel: (do not want)
LJ is redirecting outgoing clicks through "outboundlink.net" and snooping on you. They're also stealing revenue from associates programs (like if you get money if people buy stuff from Amazon after following your link.) This is apparently enabled EVEN FOR PAID USERS. (idk about permanent. I'm just glad these fuckers aren't getting any more of my cash.)

Via: threewalls, who links to kiwikiwi (who has some other links and more info), caffeinepuppy (who tells you how to block this shit), and vector (who is offended by both the ethics of it and the shoddy quality of the code.) Also via rosefox, who links to vichan (who has a good Sammlung of links to people who break it down.)

I have one dreamwidth invite code for the first person to claim it.
feuervogel: (do not want)
[livejournal.com profile] beckyzoole has the info. Basically, no commenting or posting for 24 hours on Friday 3/21 (check her post for your time zone; US/Eastern starts at 8 pm 3/20.)

Not sure how I feel about it, but I'm quite sure SUP is being bastards.

Of course, I'm planning to spend Friday attaching pieces of fabric together, so this shouldn't be too much of a hardship.

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