All of this exported content in the Google cache is the result of either
- people who voluntarily used the FetLife Export tool to create a backup of their account and who opted to let Google make their export searchable,
- public personalities within the BDSM Scene (such as John Baku), or
- rape apologists who vocally decried Proposition 429’s adoption, whom I noted due to their comments on FetLife.
This cache was useful for getting you—yes, you—to pay attention to the privacy-compromising and victim-blaming nightmare FetLife has long been ignoring. At the same time, potential collateral damage was curbed by limiting the cache to the activity of deliberately selected, relatively few FetLife accounts—such as those of public figures like John Baku—rather than all 1.5+ million of them (as is being falsely claimed).
Oh shit, I almost missed this bit. The bit where he says, don’t worry, he only outed the bad people. Now, I’m about as pro-429 as you get and I totally agree that the people opposing it are assholes, however… this is still bullshit. You don’t fucking out someone because you don’t like their opinions.
I can’t deal with the fucking size of maymay’s fucking ego here.
Yes, the system was insecure and anyone could have done this. That doesn’t change the fact that he did. ”Anyone could’ve punched you in the face, so don’t blame me just because I’m the one who did!” is crap. He just keeps piling on the self-justifications and martyr complexes—and the bizarrely consistent assumption that everyone on Earth reads his blog every day, so it’s impossible that some of the people “ignoring” him have never fucking heard of him—and God, I think he must have bruises from patting himself on the back so much.
I’m sorry for so many angry posts about this, Tumblr followers, but I am good and angry. I’ll post some cute animals or something next.