Monthly Archives: September 2008

Jeff Jarvis on the WAN supported anti-search engine optimisation handcuffs

The most appalling moment at last week’s Online News Association meeting in Washington came when a representative of the World Association of Newspapers showed off a would-be “standard” for publishers to tell search engines what they may not do. He demonstrated how a news site marked up its content and then showed how a search engine — French, no surprise — followed the instructions. Et voilà: The news site’s content didn’t show up at all. And they were proud of this. I was frightened. They have created a system to hide news. (Our news.)

http://www.buzzmachine.com/2008/09/16/stewardship-v-ownership-of-our-news-money-and-society/

 

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Aberdeen Press & Journal Security error reveals users details

“Scottish newspaper The Aberdeen Press and Journal inadvertently made it easy to harvest sensitive information about registered users from its site as a result of a basic information security mistake.” The Register http://www.theregister.co.uk/

Details here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/02/scots_paper_privacy_snafu/

Aberdeen Press & Journal website: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Default.aspx

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