[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] Please help me remove a public email

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Mon Apr 9 07:46:17 PDT 2012

I'm confused about the "contradiction" -- on my version I omitted the information that was sensitive. The rest can and should be archived - even my request.

Regardless, thank you!


On Apr 9, 2012, at 12:52 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:

> I've BCCed in both the person in question making in inquiry, the person
> who forwarded the requested content to be removed, and taken off
> Noisebridge-discuss, because honestly you don't need to spam the
> internet pointing out information you would like to deleted from it.
> Keeping rack on, because I like to contradict myself.
> Glen Jarvis wrote, On 2012-04-08 23:52:
>> Please, someone from Rack or Discuss point me to the right direction to
>> help this person who has had sensitive information published on the
>> Internet because the information was forwarded to the Tastebridge list.
> As Jonathan pointed out, if you go to our site (
> https://www.noisebridge.net ) and find the link at the bottom for "Legal
> Requests" you'll find this page...
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/MemoryHole
> There's an email address there for such requests, but please read the
> page careful before using it.
>> The following was received (but trimmed to avoid the same mistake again). I
>> can help provide more information off list if it is needed. I would like to
>> try to help this person if I can. I have already sent a reminder email to
>> Tastebridge explaining the situation so we can avoid this in the future.
>> Please help.
> So you do understand by providing most of the email of it sounds like
> this person would like to not show up under Google anymore, you've just
> given 1000+ people enough information to do a quick Google search for
> it, and thusly raise its ranking?
> Our lists are all public, our Mailinglist wiki page says they're open to
> all, and when you go to each mailing list page to get more info about
> joining or an email address to post to it, it's pretty clear that public
> archives are kept. If you feel like the notion of publicly archived
> isn't clear enough to the point where you need to post to a list that
> the list itself is public, I don't think a post like that would make it
> any clearer.
> I just did a search for this particular person's full name, that
> sensitive post nor Noisebridge is no where on the first few pages I
> flipped through, nor is their phone number as far as I can tell.
> As much as I would like to have a sympathetic bone in my body regarding
> things like this, I do have to point out that if you want things to be
> kept private, don't push them onto the internet at all unless your using
> strong encryption (and yes emailing someone your phone number counts as
> putting something on the internet).
> Secondly, if this person (whom I'm assuming has read up this far and
> should continue reading for a new entertaining development) finds their
> phone number to be "sensitive information" I imagine their home address
> would be just as equally sensitive. Both of these items (including an
> email address) come up through a simple public whois look up on their
> domain which is the first result when Googling for their full name (and
> if you're still reading this, I'm pretty sure I've been within eye shot
> of your home while getting lost with some friends attempting to find a
> number of art projects on a particularly frosty lake a pair of years ago).
> So not to be extravagantly rude here or anything, but I would recommend
> making sure you yourself are not leaking out any private sensative
> information you don't want to be seen public first, before asking others
> to rewrite history.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Rubin
> rubin at starset.net

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