Webmention Deletes

Untitled | David Shanske by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (David Shanske)

Any site that receives webmentions should respect any request to remove their display or purge the information. But webmention itself allows for this. If you send another webmention, it will update. So, if you take down the page, send another webmention and it will purge the comment. There’s even a form built into the Webmention plugin for that.

David, the GDPR is why I have a web application firewall blocking all web traffic originating in the EU. I am researching ways to either remove all commenting except for Webmentions or using another comment system, like Isso, that give the commenter control. ueberseemaedchen ,I spent some time this weekend testing Webmention deletes and I’m…

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I blocked all EU traffic to my website

Privacy by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (David Shanske)

I admit to a certain amount of frustration on the subject of privacy lately. It seems, in all aspects of my life, both personal and professional, the new data privacy regulations that the EU rolls out May 25th are a theme in every discussion.

Until I understand the legal implications (ethics are subjective so I do not really care about that) of the GDPR on my website I have implemented firewall rules on my web server that block all traffic originating in the EU. Some may think my actions are extreme. Perhaps they are. But since the regulations treat…

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