p2pnet news | Freedom:- Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the disgraced Facebook, has lost his attempt to censor 01238 magazine.
He wanted to stop it from publishing documents about him he doesn’t like.
Quoting Poking Facebook by freelance writer Luke O’Brien in 01238, “an ongoing lawsuits suggest that Facebook’s origins are murkier than Zuckerberg would like to admit,” p2pnet posted on Friday.
Our story went on, “as Facebook mushrooms into one of the biggest databases of personal information in the world, the controversy over the site’s origins will almost certainly be overshadowed by a battle over how it protects users’ privacy. Until a better social network comes along, however, people are logging on to Facebook by the millions.
“It’s safe to say that Zuckerberg capitalized on the right idea at the right time. The question remains: Whose idea was it?”
Facebook tried to pass a tacky privacy invading scheme under which users’ data would become part of a deal with advertisers, and through which users would be tracked as they surfed the Net.
Angry patrons forced Zuckerberg, et al, to “adjust” the scheme, although they still can’t opt out of it completly.
Now, “a judge in Massachusetts wisely denied an inane request by the Palo Alto, Ca.-based social networking startup to take down confidential court documents that 01238 magazine had made available for downloading on its Web site,” says All Things Digital, going on:
” ‘This is a victory not only for 02138, but for the First Amendment as well. We felt we had an important responsibility to report the story and we hope that we were able to promote greater public understanding of the origins of a powerful and influential Web site,’ said 02138 President and Founder Bom Kim in a statement. The judge concluded that the article was an example of ‘core journalism’ and that the original documents on 02138mag.com increased transparency, offering readers unfiltered access to more information on which to evaluate the story.
“Facebook had no comment.”
As posted on 02138, the documents in question are:
- Mark Zuckerberg`s Harvard Application (PDF)
- Mark Zuckerberg`s email to Harvard`s Administrative Board (PDF)
- Mark Zuckerberg`s testimony #1 (PDF)
- Mark Zuckerberg`s testimony #2 (PDF)
- Facebook Statement of cash flows 2005 (PDF)
- Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss`s testimony (PDF)
- Mark Zuckerberg`s online diary (PDF)
- Statement of damage done to La Jennifer sublet (PDF)
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