[imc-northern] [PROPOSAL] wording of statement on proposed global feature
theinnercityhippy at riseup.net
Mon Jan 24 09:00:41 PST 2011
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politics rearing it's ugly head again but there is now a requirement for
us to look at the block we have in place regarding the Gateway 303 article.
Since it has now been published anyway (against consensus) it means that
one of the reasons for our collective block is now no longer applicable
(that all relevant server admins give consent before publication) - that
is an issue that will need to be looked at globally but seperately.
The other reason for our block is that we have insisted on a sentence
being added to the top of any feature making clear that the ability to
filter IP addresses is one from the IMC UK (mir) platform only and not
other IMC's around the world.
This feature has just been proposed to the global site, and I have
pointed out that there are still active blocks from us and London in place.
I therefore proposed the following:
* That we sign off on the statement made by IMC London here
http://london.indymedia.org/articles/7018 as a collective and adapt a
version for publication on our own site
* We agree to drop our block of this article being published as a
feature, and agree to it being added as a feature on the global
www.indymedia.org site provided a statement such as the following is
added in bold to the top of the article:
"note to readers: the ability to capture personally identifiable IP data
discussed in this article is a feature of the UK Indymedia site at
www.indymedia.org.uk only. Regional collectives around the UK such as
London, Bristol, Nottingham and Northern England, and other Indymedia
sites around the world do not have access to IP data from their users,
and take active steps to ensure that their users anonymity is preserved
to the best technical degree possible. It is recommended that all users
of Indymedia and other internet sites take responsibility for their own
privacy online and that they make use of https connections and
anonymising software such as Tor to do so.
Further information on taking steps to ensure your online anonymity
online anonymity can be read online at
since this is likely to be pretty fast moving, can I suggest a 24 hr
deadline for consensus?
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