One sure way to get banned from MyBlogLog

One sure way to get banned from MyBlogLog

Do it the ShoeMoney way. MyBlogLog has been recently acquired by Yahoo! and since then, a lot of people have been closely watching out for this unique Web 2.0 social networking service and others like ShoeMoney, keeps on looking blogging on the weaknesses and bugs in their system.

Surprisingly, Yahoo! answered back to Jeremy by banning him and his account from MyBlogLog:


To be clear — we did not ban shoemoney for posting about exploits. Although we would certainly have appreciated that he email us first, it’s his decision where he would like to publish them. We banned him for publishing other people’s data on the site and urging readers to spoof them. On what planet is that not a bannable offense? – Eric Marcoullier of MyBlogLog

I don’t see any critical personal information that are being exposed by publishing about these MBL bugs. So instead of focusing their time fixing the holes, they find it more convenient to ban the person who exposes them. Nice piece of work, Yahoo!.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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6 Responses

  1. For the first time in history, humans have a chance to express genuine voices, to be authentic – looks like big corporations are threatening that voice once again.

    Bad move Yahoo.

  2. Miguel says:

    Basang Panaginip, I think that is too romantic a way of thinking about it!

  3. Miguel,

    Well, nobody complained that I am not passionate.

    What, I am just saying is the Internet should be as democratic as possible. Remember when the Feds attempted to pry on Google’s Data? Or how about last week, when Youtube deleted an atheist video, voicing his opinion that the Koran is a violent book? Or how about China blocking blogspot? Or how about the Egyptian blogger this week, sentenced to jail for questioning the fundamentalist Muslims of his country?

    Thousands of journalist died on this country because our government curtailed their freedom to exposed corruption.

    The Internet is the only place where we can have a voice. And this voice is diminished when it is suppressed. Checks and balances is well and good, but only to an extent, methinks.

  4. Jaypee says:

    I found out about this when I made a post about a MyBlogLog.

    Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim is boycotting MyBlogLog in support of Shoemoney and will continue the boycott until MBL reinstates Shoemoney’s profile. Other bloggers are also doing the same thing to support Shoemoney.

  5. Derrick says:

    I don’t see why Yahoo! shouldn’t banned him. No offence, but Yahoo! deserves the right. Bug exploitation is a big deal. If that guy already knew something about it, the first one who he should inform is those who manages the system. In my opinion, its a very stupid idea to voiced that out in public. If theres holes, it should be fixed.

    @Basang Panaginip

    How come it violates the freedom of speech? Yahoo! banned him for bug exploiting protecting the interests of those who would benefit, of course, it includes the blogging community.

    Just my opinion.

  6. This is exactly what I was searching for on yahoo, I guess I got my answer! lol

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