It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Want to hear something romantic?
There’s a chance your name and photo is on a site where anyone… seriously, anyone can accuse you of carrying an STD. Better yet, the site is completely open to the public and there’s practically nothing you can do about it:
STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services was founded by the Portland, Oregon-based Cyrus Sullivan.
It was based on a personal experience. I was dating some chick during college who didn’t disclose to me that she had herpes. I was kind of upset about that, and I kind of created the site and put her on there as kind of like, the first person. It kind of made me look like I was looking for revenge, but I actually wasn’t doing it for revenge.
Sullivan sees his site, which has over 1,ooo names registered so far, as an act of public service. According to the site’s mission statement, “It is our goal that by promoting the sharing of information that we can ultimately protect you health from dangerous diseases while protecting your civil liberties and providing quality entertainment.”
But, say you’re wrongly accused of “letting it burn”, what do you do?
It’s removable if you send in a negative test result. It’s not always true that when something is on the web it could be there forever. If somebody’s on it, and I remove it, it’s going to disappear eventually — unless some other people decide to search engine copy and post links to it.
Do you think the website is a good idea or going to lead to pure fawkery??