Can Web of Trust be Trusted?

c۞g
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re: an issue on facebook

Post by c۞g » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:53 pm

IF it were spyware, we wouldn't have to ask...
Got a link for the facebook page?
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Kraftwerk
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the experience

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:35 pm

with a website is one part, another is the person who runs the website. i think if this guy is not e.g.reliable , the whole site (content, link) could become not reliable.

Anyone leaving a red comment will be assumed to be "republican" and those leaving green comments will be assumed to be "democrat" Politics

that´s an us american view, in europe there´s maybe a more sophisticated(not sure if this expression is the best) view.


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Sami
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Re: an issue on facebook

Post by Sami » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:48 pm

It's part of [url=https://www.mywot.com/blog/157-defamation-campaign-against-web-of-trust t=_self]the defamation campaign[/url] a certain company is conducting against us. We have been informed that their intention is to continue harassing us until we remove ratings and discussions related to their hundreds of websites from our service. We are going to post an update to our blog about this next week.

What comes to the bizarre claims posted all over the web (and now Facebook) by these people, saying the add-on is spyware that steals your credit card information might be the most ridiculous thing I've seen. Allow me to explain why:
  1. The add-on is open source. Anyone interested in learning what it does can examine [url=https://www.mywot.com/wiki/Source_code t=_self]the source code[/url].
  2. If you don't feel you're qualified to examine the source code, you should know that all add-ons posted on Mozilla's Firefox add-ons website are reviewed by editors, and I believe promoting spyware is against Mozilla's policy. Our add-on has been on the site since 2006 and on the recommended rotation since 2007. The Chrome add-on has also been featured on Google's extensions gallery lately.
  3. The Firefox and IE add-ons are digitally signed with a code signing certificate issued by Thawte, which means you can be sure about the author of the software. We're not hiding behind fake accounts on the web, we are [url=https://www.mywot.com/aboutus t=_self]a real company[/url] with credible backers. You don't need to subpoena half the web to find out who is responsible for our software, we stand by what we do.
Now, you should think about the following questions:
  1. Does this sound like a scam operation that tries to steal your credit card information?
  2. Did the anonymous people on Facebook offer any evidence to back up their claims?
I believe the answer to both questions is a resounding "no."

You should then wonder who benefits from spreading false information about a service that helps people warn each other about scams.

Kraftwerk
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These

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:05 pm

attacks are ridicolous, but they show that we do our job quite well


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re credit card

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:07 pm

As far as I know you are free.WOT has had attacks before and will again.Because you try to stop rouges,thiefs,spammers etc.

I know who I trust.It has to be WOT.

c۞g
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re: Re: an issue on facebook

Post by c۞g » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:49 am

"MyWOT"
mywot.com
WOT - Web of Trust graphics
are all [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property t=_self]intellectual property[/url] of WOT Services Oy and are classified as [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark t=_self]trademarks.[/url]
(with applicable patents pending)

Copyright infringement, including intellectual property rights, is against Facebook's ToS
Since facebook/mywot is not associated with mywot.com that would be considered infringement. A user cannot create an account using the trademark [name] of an established company, or it's product(s).

IMO, WOT Staff should make a formal complaint to Facebook re:
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=16128
and not only terminate this user's account, but to also acquire the mywot page on Facebook.

Clearly other companies have ownership of facebook accounts using their trademark names such as:
[url=http://www.facebook.com/Microsoft t=_self]facebook.com/microsoft[/url] or [url=http://www.facebook.com/yahoo t=_self]facebook.com/yahoo[/url]
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Vesa P
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IPR infringement

Post by Vesa P » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:25 pm

GTW - the Facebook page has been reported. Let's see what happens.

phantazm
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Let's see what happens.

Post by phantazm » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:31 pm

I also complained, as soon as I saw it. But Face promises not to notify you about what happens next. Perhaps more complaints would be better. Facebook is a large site, and a single complaint probably matters very little...

c۞g
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there are 2 reports

Post by c۞g » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:27 pm

that *should* be filed with Facebook; both are listed on the FB help page:
http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?howto_report

First is the [url=http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?copyright_notice=1 t=_self]automated DMCA form[/url] which, if I were WOT Services [Ltd] Oy (complaint preferably by the copyright owner) I would fill out the online form, save a copy as PDF, print it and mail (certified) a copy to FB's designated agent: as well forward the complaint via email to the designated agent's email address. This now makes formal complaint in triplicate. Theory: one might get "lost" but not all three.
Facebook, Inc.
Attn: Facebook Designated Agent
1601 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304
+1 650 543 4800 (phone)
+1 650 543 4801 (fax)
ip@facebook.com


Second is the [url=http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?noncopyright_notice=1 t=_self]automated IP infringement form[/url] which should also be filed against the useage of WOT screen captures
[url=http://platform.ak.fbcdn.net/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=381387070430&v=1&size=o&cksum=6f27700aed5bc41598bc9663d005f616&src=http%3A%2F%2Fmywotscam.com%2Fwot%2Fwot_scam.jpg t=_self]example[/url]
Clearly the WOT Circle and it's various shades of color is an established trademark of WOT Services [Ltd] Oy
For someone to take a screen capture of a WOT Warning screen, they must have the add-on installed in one of [currently] 3 browsers. The IP infringement is using the add-on's output screen in an image for defamatory means which breaches the User's Grant to Use as per: Obligations and restrictions section of [url=http://www.mywot.com/terms t=_self]WOT's Terms[/url]

The Services or the Content may not be used in any way, which is harmful or otherwise offensive for WOT, other users of the Services, or third parties.

<Using /mywot/ as a username also violates WOT's Terms | Proprietary rights
This person should have used the name of their website: facebook.com/mywotscam instead...
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difrawi_defrawy
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Reported inappropriate conduct

Post by difrawi_defrawy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:33 pm

for both defamation and spamming Facebook members.

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