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No Hacking on Wizzley

 
JoHarrington
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on 01/24/2012

I read in the TOS that Wizzley doesn't allow articles on hacking.

I was taking that as a blanket ban, but I just wanted to clarify it please. I'm assuming that articles on downloading and using LOIC are completely out. That's fine. But what about subjects about hackers or historical/current events involving hackers or hacktivists?

For example, could I review the book 'Ghost in the Wires'? This is about Kevin Mitnick, who was once America's most famous hacker.

I managed to write three SOPA articles without once mentioning Anonymous, but there was so much else going on to talk about.  I've avoided doing anything about ACTA, because the most interesting and newsworthy events surround Poland and the continued attacks on the Polish government's websites.

I've also skirted around the edges, in my story about Runescape bot-makers being defeated in the courts. Their programs are basically hacks dressed up as bots.  I focused on the judiciary and the game elements, rather than the crime itself.

Am I being too cautious on that 'no hacking' rule?


chefkeem
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on 01/24/2012

We don't allow how-to articles on hacking, or promotional pages for questionable software/practices. Objective reviews and reports should be fine.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 01/24/2012

Ah!  Then I was being too careful here.  I'll bear it in mind should something else come up. :)

Thanks!


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