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I have learnt that alohura has been kicked out of Facebook -again because her FB name is not what FB deem to be her birth name- without so much as a warning. In previous cases people have received a warning to change their name to something compliant to the incoherent, inconsistent, self-contradictory rules FB states for names. Now they don't seem to be bothering even with that. I've even learnt of one case in which the name of the person was his legal name after a change by deed of poll years before this. FB would prefer him to have his _previous_, no longer legal, name....

[ Edit ] vexen has created an LJ community in relation to this. At the moment it is just a place-holder but it may come in useful to generate discussion and possible action around this issue. The address is:


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house_of_borgia From: house_of_borgia Date: November 19th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
its horrific.
vexen From: vexen Date: November 19th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
ya :-(
vexen From: vexen Date: November 19th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come join http://fb-v-privacy.livejournal.com/profile where we can all share our woes and support (and sometimes - reconnect!) with FB-lost-ones.

And maybe plan a protest outside FB offices in London :-) Its been ages since I was in London!
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: November 19th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Done! :)
djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: November 20th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm all about the protest. I am away between 24th November and 4th December, though...
alohura From: alohura Date: November 20th, 2014 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Getting all nostalgic about LJ. Doesn't have such a great interface on mobile \tablet though.
I'm going to send thethemn ID for my real name and close my other account, then put the whole thing on lock down. When I get around to it. BuBitt of a bugger thoughthough!
alohura From: alohura Date: November 20th, 2014 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Autocorrect is being odd today.
asw909 From: asw909 Date: November 20th, 2014 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

The new livejournal app is vast improvement on android, at least.

jozafeen From: jozafeen Date: November 20th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
It's getting really serious now - even folks they only just let back on Fb are getting their accounts hit again. :-(
house_of_borgia From: house_of_borgia Date: November 21st, 2014 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Is it basically someone with a vendetta against the scene?
kruku From: kruku Date: November 20th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Possible network alternative. Whatsapp just had it's encryption upgraded: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/whatsapp-encrypted-messaging/

Edited at 2014-11-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
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