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Slack closing "suspect" accounts with connections to certain countries.

john whelan-2
You may lose access to messages and files.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760

Just something to be aware of.

Cheerio John


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Re: Slack closing "suspect" accounts with connections to certain countries.

Jorieke Vyncke
Hi John, 
Thanks for bringing this up. 
Does this mean we are excluding by default certain people by using Slack? 
Cheers, 
Jorieke

Op vr 21 dec. 2018 om 00:45 schreef John Whelan <[hidden email]>:
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https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760

Just something to be aware of.

Cheerio John

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Re: Slack closing "suspect" accounts with connections to certain countries.

Pat Tressel
Would it be useful to look into using Gitter (https://gitter.im/) or Discord (https://discordapp.com/)?

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Re: Slack closing "suspect" accounts with connections to certain countries.

Phil Wyatt
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https://slackhq.com/an-apology-and-an-update

 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760

Just something to be aware of.

Cheerio John

 


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john whelan-2
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If you have visited certain countries you maybe at risk.  For example many Canadians have been having legal vacations in Cuba for years but according to the article Slack has closed an account of someone who legally visited Cuba.

Cheerio John

Jorieke Vyncke wrote on 2018-12-27 5:44 AM:
Hi John, 
Thanks for bringing this up. 
Does this mean we are excluding by default certain people by using Slack? 
Cheers, 
Jorieke

Op vr 21 dec. 2018 om 00:45 schreef John Whelan <[hidden email]>:
You may lose access to messages and files.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760

Just something to be aware of.

Cheerio John

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Re: Slack closing "suspect" accounts with connections to certain countries.

John Crowley
It might be wise to read Slack's apology for this mistake alongside the article quoted above:

Export controls on US software will likely continue to be place for the short list of countries with US trade embargoes. This goes for almost all commercial software (see Microsoft's policy here: https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE1s5kI). Export controls continue to be an issue for many humanitarian organizations who work in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

Slack's note (above) indicates that Slack itself may not work in those countries, but the user will not be removed; just the use of the software:

"Users who travel to a sanctioned country may not be able to access Slack while they remain in that country. However, we will not deactivate their account and they will be able to access Slack when they return to countries or regions for which no blocking is required."

Best,

John

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 7:37 AM John Whelan <[hidden email]> wrote:
If you have visited certain countries you maybe at risk.  For example many Canadians have been having legal vacations in Cuba for years but according to the article Slack has closed an account of someone who legally visited Cuba.

Cheerio John

Jorieke Vyncke wrote on 2018-12-27 5:44 AM:
Hi John, 
Thanks for bringing this up. 
Does this mean we are excluding by default certain people by using Slack? 
Cheers, 
Jorieke

Op vr 21 dec. 2018 om 00:45 schreef John Whelan <[hidden email]>:
You may lose access to messages and files.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760

Just something to be aware of.

Cheerio John

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