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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Digital Arrest

Mark CubanThe Duke rape hoax is a good example of how the members of the Duke lacrosse team have been placed in what billionaire Mark Cuban calls "digital arrest."

Cuban said:

In essence, the internet has put us all under a form of digital arrest.

"Everything we say or do, can and will be used for or against you on a website somewhere at some time, from now and ever-more"

There will be someone there with a camera phone to memorialize the mustard that dripped on your shirt from your hotdog and some website will use it to explain how the stress of "fill in the blank" is getting to you.

Someone will keep a picture from your 5th birthday party when your sister dressed you up as a Spice Girl. Your local newspaper will write an article saying how cute it was. Then some website or tv show, produced by someone who doesn't like you, will use it to try to convince their readers that you are gender confused and here is proof that it started at an early age. [...]
Tread carefully.

source:
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
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