If Microsoft's "reputation" database can't tell the difference between a
gambling site and an independently audited registered nonprofit
public-interest charity founded almost 30 years ago, it is certainly doing
you and your business more harm than good.
Free Software Foundation
is unimpressed at being tagged as a gambling site
Amazingly, Accenture, which sold its crap-on-a-stick high-school sophomoric completely insecure malfunctioning voter registration software to a bunch of states, so unsuccessfully that Colorado refused to pay and others, like Wisconsin and Shelby County, bought out the source code in order to try to bandaid it into a functional system, has decided to issue a DMCA protective order against Black Box Voting for exposing its flawed software.
Last time a voting system company did a DMCA takedown notice (Diebold, in 2004) it got socked with punitive charges for abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, trying to use it to block distribution of material clearly published in the public interest.
gets a DMCA takedown request (the entire thread
The firm gathers publicly available voter files from all 50 states and supplements this with records of political donations and other profiles purchased from commercial data brokers, says CEO Jeff Dittus. Then, working with about 100 high-traffic websites that register their users, they can match the offline data to the online identities of individuals.
Few Web surfers realize how widely data about them gets bought, sold, and
combined. But the practice is common. In a recent investigation, ProPublica
revealed that Microsoft and Yahoo each offer political campaigns the ability to target voters in similar ways.
in Technology Review
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