Yahoo Japan is under fire for its China-like rating system


The information counterrevolution is in full swing and tech authoritarianism is rising.

As we said, this wasn’t going to stay in China. Sadly US firms are helping to facilitate our new Orwellian reality.

(From The Star)

The 48 million people with a Yahoo! Japan ID will have to opt-out within a privacy settings webpage if they don’t want to be rated. The score is based on a variety of factors and is calculated based on inputs such as payment history, shopping reviews, whether a user cancelled bookings and the amount of identifiable personal information. Unless users opt out, their ratings may be accessible to freelance jobs site Crowdworks Inc, Yahoo’s bike-sharing service and other businesses.

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