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Jae Daemon, the articulate and thoughtful mind behind the Bored@Baker website, has posted a series of comments on just how much security users can expect on B@B, and he has added a few interesting observations, too. The most pertinent one is this little sidelight on how he has seen his site manipulated by (unnamed by him) people and protest groups:
Wow. Let’s reproduce the bolded section:
I have seen cases where some users will post their own name or harass themselves and then turn around and complain about their name being posted. I have also seen student organizations post the same kind of content that they themselves protest.
Given that the RealTalk closure of classes and the recent B@B poster brouhaha were both predicated on the universally felt shock at hateful things posted on B@B, Jae’s disclosures should lead us all to pause for a moment.
Note: Jae’s reference to “the community” refers to the B@B community, not the Dartmouth community.
Beyond that, Jae’s message is that information on B@B, and virtually any information on the Internet anywhere, is not safe from prying eyes:
Have a nice day.
Addendum: The D reports today that the B@B Poster, a ‘17, was apprehended by S&S with the assistance of the young woman who was the object of his post:
Assistant dean and director of case management Kristi Clemens said that the female student came to the administration with the Bored at Baker post but had not filed a sexual assault report.
The College identified the author of the post last week with assistance from the female student, Clemens said in an email. Upon confirming his identity, Safety and Security investigators retrieved the male student.
B@B was not involved. However, The D notes that the FBI is able to identify B@B posters, as it did last year:
After an individual threatened in a Bored at Baker post to bomb last year’s commencement ceremony, Hanover Police contacted the FBI, which identified the source of post, Moran said. In this case [the B@B poster], however, Hanover Police did not contact the FBI.
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