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Censorship

Submission + - Dig Founder To Stop Deleting HD-DVD Stories

An anonymous reader writes: Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg has decided to stop deleting comments and stories containing the HD-DVD encryption codes, previously reported here http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/05/02/0235228.shtml .

"But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying."

http://blog.digg.com/?p=74?
Censorship

Submission + - Digg gives in

roninuta writes: Kevin Rose at Digg blog reports: In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible. We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community. Occasionally we step in to remove stories that violate our terms of use (eg. linking to pornography, illegal downloads, racial hate sites, etc.). So today was a difficult day for us. We had to decide whether to remove stories containing a single code based on a cease and desist declaration. We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code. But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be. If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.
Censorship

Submission + - Digg Has Honor

Bob9113 writes: "Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, posted the following. Doing what you believe is right, what your customers believe is right, in the face of impossible odds — that is honor. The following is copied verbatim.

Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

by Kevin Rose at 9pm, May 1st, 2007 in Digg Website

Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...

In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible. We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community. Occasionally we step in to remove stories that violate our terms of use (eg. linking to pornography, illegal downloads, racial hate sites, etc.). So today was a difficult day for us. We had to decide whether to remove stories containing a single code based on a cease and desist declaration. We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code.

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.

Digg on,

Kevin"
Censorship

Submission + - Digg.com succombs!!

xaviel writes: digg.com is offline, that should teach them a lesson about censorship!
The Internet

Submission + - Digg willing to "go down fighting"

ZPWeeks writes: After an overwhelming user revolt on Digg after the site deleted submissions linking to the recently leaked HD-DVD decryption key, Digg CEO has responded on Digg's blog: "...after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be. If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying."
Announcements

Submission + - Digg.com submits

uncreativ writes: Looks like Digg.com is no longer removing posts of that certain number. They plan to discontinue removing posts and plan to "go down fighting" in support of their user's backlash.
Censorship

Submission + - Digg gives into Protest

tedivm writes: "From the Digg Blog: "But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you 've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.""
Security

Submission + - World of Warcraft Scans IE history and cookies

bonghittr writes: "Process Explorer shows a complete list of all resources currently being used by an application. Here is a screenshot I took 5 minutes ago:

http://xs109.xs.to/xs109/06470/Warden.jpg

In this screenshot you can see WoW.exe is directly accessing:

C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Cookies\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat

This means that Warden is actively scanning your Internet history.

*NOTE* I did not take this SS Its from another party."

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