Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Senator Joe Lieberman asks Google for a terrorist flagging button on Blogger

Senator Joe Lieberman(I-CT) has taken a few hits over the yrs in technology circles. The Democratic Party's nominee for VP in 2000 is most recently remembered for having proposed an "internet kill switch." Well, thatwasn't exactly what he proposed at all,but it didn't rn him any fans in the tech community, that's for sure.Well, Joe's at it again, and this time, it rlly is as embarrassing as it sounds. The Senator has taken pen to paper and written a letter to Google asking that its blogging platform Blogger be equipped with a flagging fture... for terrorists. This is largely because Jose Pimental, a man suspected of attempting to build a pipe bomb to attack the US military hosted his blog on Blogger. Now, there are a lot of terrible Blogger blogs to be sure, but is this rlly the best way to dl with such a problem?Talking Points Memoacquired the letter and published it rlier today. "Pimentel’s Internet activity — both his sprding of bomb-making instructions links and his hate-filled writings — were hosted by Google" writes Lieberman, going on to add that, unlike YouTube, "Blogger’s Content Policy does not expressly ban terrorist content nor does it provide a ‘flag’ fture for such content."Google has not yet responded to Senator Lieberman's request for the Blogger kill switch.
Source: The Verge

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