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The tensions between privacy and security in second life
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Second Life: Identity and Trainwrecks in Second Life.

Second Life: Identity and Trainwrecks in Second Life. | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

The ongoing privacy debacle in Second Life is something that is vital to me, because my created identity IS me. The ongoing tension between long-established residents and those who wish to exploit, punish or restrict them makes it increasingly difficult to just live and enjoy and be oneself.

 

This is why I unapologetically support the effort of the "Greenzone" people. It's not that I support "griefers," much less copybotters. I oppose anything that might threaten my tranquility and peace of mind.

 

I want to be able to go to a club without being concerned about my other alts (if any) being detected, either as "marketing data" or as "potential problems."

 

It's not so much the data mining that concerns me as the often bizzare interpretations placed upon it. The revelations from the various JLU Wiki leaks tell me that the main danger is allowing paranoids to draw conclusins based on subcultures within SL that they are repelled by, have never honestly explored and barely comprehend.

 

We are dismissed as being perverted, dishonest by definition, inherently corrupt, damned beyond redemption and of course - whatever we say is a lie. Moreover, since we are "that sort of person," we are fair game - the grid must be purged of such dangers, by any means necessary. For the children.

 

I have no time for people like that. I come to SL in order to be myself, as far away from people like that as possible. I pay tiers in order to have my own little safe place, which I share with the like-minded and the tolerant.

 

And while I'm not completely concerned with sex - I'm concerned about people who are deeply concered about me having the right sort of sex, and who think that they have the right to an opinion about it.

 

I'm as offended by script-kiddies making mock of "furfags" as I am by the JLU dismissing criticism of the members of the Greenzone group for being, variously, Into BDSM, "bestiality" (by which they probably mean furry, animal avis, etc,) and, apparently most importantly to them - non landowners.

 

My impression of the JLU is that they do their patrols in between RL "Tea Party" events. Now, that may be unfair... but I've argued with Digg Patriots and I've argued with Green Lantern Excelsior.

 

It was very similar - and let us remember that the Digg Patriots very nearly destroyed Digg. I would very much disapprove if the same outcome happened here, due to  self-rightious authoritarians gaming the system against the interests of the majority of users - a majority who are in fact a huge collection of easily marginalized interest groups.

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Brigadoon Station: For what else IS a "Nation?"

Is Second Life a nation? Well, no... but on the other hand, why is it so obvious that it isn't and could never be?

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Understanding the “Little Hitlers” of Second Life | The Alphaville Herald

Understanding the “Little Hitlers” of Second Life | The Alphaville Herald | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
I’ve long wondered at the connection between Second Life’s endless supply of over-the-top drama and the strange psychology of certain players --...
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Snarkyxanf - Privacy is not Trust

I had a long discussion about “real names”, pseudonymity, and anonymity online with a friend today (though the conversation was in ‘real life’). Fortunately I persuaded him that pseudonymity has a place, and should be the default for system builders.

 

But I would like to reflect on why I think pseudonyms are important . . .


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WARNING: Dolphin's collection of your browsing history - xda-developers

[PRIVACY] WARNING: Dolphin's collection of your browsing history Android Apps and Games...
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Scripted Tools For Estate Owners And Managers Coming To A Sim near You Soon » Ciaran Laval

"As we ponder what the hell is going on with Olivia Dunham Torley it’s time to take a peek at what those sneaky Lindens are doing at the beta server office hours. Cerise Sorbet was quick to spot a new LSL scripting command being announced, and posted to the official forum about it. Coming soon, well if you’re on BlueSteel it’s already here, is llManageEstateAccess."

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Exploiting Tomorrow: As New Virtual World Features Develop, Security Struggles To Catch Up

Exploiting Tomorrow: As New Virtual World Features Develop, Security Struggles To Catch Up | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
I said a few weeks ago that Linden Lab had been doing a bunch of cool stuff lately. The speed at which changes and new concepts were being pushed out had...
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SLUniverse Forums - View Single Post - JLU and Privacy: Crisis of Infinite Threads

SLUniverse Forums - View Single Post - JLU and Privacy: Crisis of Infinite Threads | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

"I wonder how Ghandi would have looked in pink.."

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Second Life stalker Kimberly Jernigan face gunpoint kidnap charges

Second Life stalker Kimberly Jernigan face gunpoint kidnap charges | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
A WOMAN has been charged after allegedly trying to kidnap her ex-boyfriend from the Second Life virtual world at gunpoint - and in real life.
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Second Life: Privacy in Virtual Worlds (February 2009)

Second Life: Privacy in Virtual Worlds (February 2009) | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

Second Life acts as a platform for almost any interest. As a result, residents’ in-world activities will often mirror their everyday activities.92

 

Second Life residents may feel anonymous in their online activities and virtual worlds, thinking that their actual identity is insulated from public scrutiny, and thus might engage in activities that they would normally avoid in their everyday lives. In doing so, they would take risks they might not otherwise take in real life such as developing parts of their identity they would not feel comfortable exploring in the real world.93

 

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: JLU Scandal Continues

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: JLU Scandal Continues | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
When I wrote my last article, Being Bad For Great Justice: A New Privacy Scandal Rocks Second Life, and sent it upstairs to the folks that post it, I sen...
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SLUniverse Forums - View Single Post - JLU and Privacy: Crisis of Infinite Threads

SLUniverse Forums - View Single Post - JLU and Privacy: Crisis of Infinite Threads | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

"A while ago, I was given a pass at the PD's home sim, meaning that the owner of the sim, Cdurd770 Halfpint, Chief of PD and himself a JLU member, had issued an overide on his PZ to negate the affect of the JLU global ban list.

 

It didn't work.

 

Meaning? It is not possible to override the JLU's global ban list. The net effect is by implementing PZ, you hand control of access to your sim to Kalel Venkman.

 

Cdurd770 could not understand why the "pass" wouldn't work. In the end, he had to turn PZ off to allow me access to the sim. If a full member of the JLU wasn't aware of this fact, what's the chance that non JLU, PZ users will be made aware of this attribute.

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A Practical Demonstration of JLU Security and Target Identification.

A Practical Demonstration of JLU Security and Target Identification. | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

Robbie Rubble said: "They also have a bootleg version of my head in their trophy case? Seriously, I didn't make this, I think it came from an effigy build some guy made when he was trolling me."

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Security Best Practices, the JLU way.

Security Best Practices, the JLU way. | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

Proving, once again, that JLU's ability to generate good publicity from random encounters is comparable with their ability to maintain basic security.

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“Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power

“Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

"There is no universal context, no matter how many times geeks want to tell you that you can be one person to everyone at every point. But just because people are doing what it takes to be appropriate in different contexts, to protect their safety, and to make certain that they are not judged out of context, doesn’t mean that everyone is a huckster. Rather, people are responsibly and reasonably responding to the structural conditions of these new media. And there’s nothing acceptable about those who are most privileged and powerful telling those who aren’t that it’s OK for their safety to be undermined. And you don’t guarantee safety by stopping people from using pseudonyms, but you do undermine people’s safety by doing so.

Thus, from my perspective, enforcing “real names” policies in online spaces is an abuse of power."

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New World Notes: Top 20 PG-Rated Second Life Sims for October 2011 - Most Much Less Popular Than the Top Mature & Adult Regions

New World Notes: Top 20 PG-Rated Second Life Sims for October 2011 - Most Much Less Popular Than the Top Mature & Adult Regions | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

This lists the average number of visitors in each sim. If you compare this to the list of top 50 October sims overall, you'll see some overlap. Franks Place 2, a fancy dress jazz nightclub, is consistently at or near the top of the SL charts every month. VIRTUAL GAMES, I believe, is a relatively new art/game installation. (I'm not entirely sure, because ironically, it's not showing up easily in search.) The top 50 overall, as you'll see here, spans an average of 31 to 73 visitors, so most of the top PG-rated sims are significantly less popular than the top M-rated and Adult-rated sims. (Last month, only five of the top 50 were rated PG.)

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SLUniverse Forums - Police Department is gone

SLUniverse Forums - Police Department is gone | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

"So a little birdie told me to check up on the PD group. Apparently it's dead. Cdurd has resigned and then handed off the group to someone else. The other person quickly dropped the group under the hail of questioning from various people."

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In Memory of Matthew Shepard - and why we need privacy

In Memory of Matthew Shepard - and why we need privacy | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
It was 13 years ago today that Matthew Shepard died of his severe head injuries, inflicted by his homophobic murderers.

Never forget.
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The JLU and your non existent privacy

The JLU and your non existent privacy | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it
The Justice League Unlimited are a pretty unpleasant group of people.  They're one of many vigilante groups in Second Life that have decided to take it upon themselves to protect Second Life users...
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Grown Man Tracks Down And Chokes 13 Year-Old Black Ops Player

Grown Man Tracks Down And Chokes 13 Year-Old Black Ops Player | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

Grown man hunts down and attacks child who kills him in Call of Duty game

Quote: "A 46-YEAR-OLD fan of Call of Duty tracked down and attacked a schoolboy who had killed his computer game character, a court heard."

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Canada: Information about privacy breaches and how to respond

Canada: Information about privacy breaches and how to respond | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

A privacy breach occurs when there is unauthorized access to, or collection, use, or disclosure of, personal information. Such activity is “unauthorized” if it occurs in contravention of applicable privacy legislation, such as PIPEDA, or similar provincial privacy legislation. Some of the most common privacy breaches happen when personal information of customers, patients, clients or employees is stolen, lost or mistakenly disclosed (e.g., a computer containing personal information is stolen or personal information is mistakenly emailed to the wrong people). A privacy breach may also be a consequence of faulty business procedure or operational break-down.

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Lest The Bad Thing ever happens again...

Snippet of chat in which JLU core members discuss moving the personal information of "people of interest to the JLU" out of the Brainiac Wiki into some other, more secure location.

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Brigadoon Station: The Rising of the Pink Septemberists

Brigadoon Station: The Rising of the Pink Septemberists | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

The fight between the JLU and ... well, everyone else who is aware of this, isn't kind of creepy themselves and doesn't have some reason to remain silent keeps gathering steam. And in the absence of evidence of decisive action from Linden Labs, some sort of outburst was inevitable.

 

...this, I did not expect.

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A leak with meat.

A leak with meat. | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

JLU DISCUSSES USING ALTS TO AR PEOPLE ON PRIVATE ESTATES, ONE MEMBER RESIGNS
Meeting of July 12, 2009 evening - BizarroWiki

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Brigadoon Station: ATTN: Soft Linden, Rodvic Linden

Brigadoon Station: ATTN: Soft Linden, Rodvic Linden | Second Life Privacy | Scoop.it

We both know this bot is here for no good reason. It's here POINTEDLY. It is intended to send a message; a proper spy device might well be a nanoprim. So it's meant to harrass, as part of it's mission. It's intended in exactly the same sense as a KKK "we were here" card. It is intended to make people "straighten up and fly right" by the tems of those who leave the message.

 

I doubt I am the first to AR it. And yet, it is still here. Should I have to wonder aloud why that is? Is it that you approve, or is it that you simply don't care about the "unimportant" people? And when DID you stop beating your wives? I tease, in order to point out that unfair questions arise when there are no fair answers.

 

I'm standing here: slurl.com/secondlife/Blue/173/216/72.

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