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I would just like to draw your attentions to one of the most degrading and irresponsible sites online; ...
17th December 2010, 11:54 AM #1
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LittleGossip.com - Please read
I would just like to draw your attentions to one of the most degrading and irresponsible sites online; Little Gossip: Share and Discuss Latest University & College Gossip
Their slogan, "Find out the gossip in YOUR university/college about someone you know, rate it, or make up your own!" clearly describes the website as highly irresponsible.
You set your country, find your school/college and hit enter.
Click 'Add Gossip'
Enter ANY EMAIL ADDRESS (which doesn't get verified)
Target any student (victim) you like
They say you must be 18 to post on the site and the person you are posting about must also be over 18. With a simple "YES" and this challenging authentication is cracked.
Write your insults, no matter how slanderous, insulting, incorrect or bully-like-behaviour.
Enter in the CAPTCHA
This is not my college, however you can see the insults and threats that are going around on this college's page Little Gossip: Share and Discuss Latest University & College Gossip
If you wish to have a post removed, you must make 2 spam-like gossips before you can do so.
We have been in touch with the site and they REFUSE to remove our school from the site.
Naturally we have now blocked this site within the school network but this does not stop kids from logging on to different machines at home or using iPhones etc to get on to the site and target vulnerable kids.
If you don't like what you see please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, does anybody know of a internet equivalent of OFCOM for the internet?
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17th December 2010, 11:59 AM #2
What country does the site originate? Ofcom should still cover this if in UK
17th December 2010, 11:59 AM #3
Filtered as tasteless on Websense 7.1
17th December 2010, 12:06 PM #4
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I am not sure where in the world it operates from, however I believe from a WhoIs its hosted from the USA
Domain Name: LITTLEGOSSIP.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: Domain Names, Web Hosting and SSL Certificates - Go Daddy
Name Server: NS39.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS40.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Updated Date: 16-dec-2010
Creation Date: 08-aug-2010
Expiration Date: 08-aug-2011
17th December 2010, 12:10 PM #5
there nout you can do the domain name and servers are hosted state side..
17th December 2010, 12:11 PM #6
GoDaddy is a well known provider, because they are cheap and tend to not be bothered by what they host. (Edit: in my experience)
Blocking will be the best policy for now. Spread the word to other establishments to do the same. Try contacting the main filter companies to get it added to their automated black listings.
17th December 2010, 12:12 PM #7
17th December 2010, 12:34 PM #8
Its not blocked here via LGfL. I've just visited the first page to see the word f*** and a sexual reference. I think this will be blocked internally asap!
17th December 2010, 12:35 PM #9
17th December 2010, 12:57 PM #10
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There has been a huge discussion about this website on the HMC mailing list. Various actions have been taken up to and including contacting CEOP to try and get the site taken down as it is completely irresponsible.
17th December 2010, 01:00 PM #11
2 points: 1. How will CEOP help if in america? 2. They can't take wikileaks down (for long!), will they bother with this?
BTW, not arguing that it should be taken down, awful site!
17th December 2010, 01:15 PM #12
maybe we should start google searching 'paypal littlegossip visa'
maybe Anonymous will shut them down for us?
17th December 2010, 01:17 PM #13
Blocked by smoothwall as socal networking, but not by EMBC, will pass on to Derbyshire unless grumbledook gets to embc first....
17th December 2010, 03:21 PM #14
1. CEOP is part of the Virtual Global Taskforce and as such routinely liaises and cooperates with law enforcement agencies globally, including the US. I know for a fact that LittleGossip has been on their radar for some time as it was discussed at the CEOP Ambassador training I attended in October.
Originally Posted by GREED
2. WikiLeaks have much more technical know-how than some idiotic bullying site (and that's all this is). I don't imagine the owners of LittleGossip will be hard to track down.
P.S. Blocked by RM SafetyNet.
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
elsiegee40 (17th December 2010)
17th December 2010, 03:35 PM #15
Accessible on KGFL, but can't find any of the local schools on anyway... will request it blocking now
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