" people remain at risk from the posts which have been removed from here until the cached versions elsewhere are updated by those third party services, (if they ever actually are). "
I know versions on waybackmachine don't get updated as such, just later copies added.
Has this been acted upon?
I noticed earlier that I was having a lot of trouble using Google to find some content in General Discussion, and I've just spent a wee while going through searching for some more recent content from that forum and it appears that the forum is no longer being indexed.
Is this the case? Not seeking to start something, just seeking an update if one is available.
(If so, major props for acting so quickly, especially given how long things usually take. If not and if it's accidental please don't revert it, not only will it put the company on safer ground copyright wise but it is a move which greatly increases the safety of people posting personally identifiable information - please make sure it carries to the new platform and please also consider the other suggestions about user profiles too)
@k89bpa So members who break the rules by publishing personal information are expected to be babysat by giffgaff?
Search engines abroad or indeed at home, GCHQ, for one, look for key words and phrases but also store everything, not to review at the time but to retrieve if and when necessary.
I can make a search as if I was outside the EU area to read stuff that would be otherwise edited/censored within the EU.
Adult members on giffgaff really do need to abide by the rules without a nanny state intervening at every turn.
With regard to 8.7 there is such a thing as the "Unfair Contract Terms Act" (superceded by)
that governs how customers are exploited. For giffgaff to claim they own any part of my contributions is untrue and misleading. Clearly I consent to platform publication but I do not give them permission to use without my permission my contributions commercially.
I can assure you, that they do understand their legal limitations, unless I grant them a specific individual waiver, to exploit my personal albeit public contributions, past, present or future.