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skuthorp
08-19-2009, 06:46 PM
by a Canadian fashion model. In a court case this week the whole parameter of anonymity on the net may have been overturned.
http://www.geeks.co.uk/5660-google-forced-to-reveal-bloggers-identity

I wonder if this has been the reason for seemingly heightened sensitivity on our hosts humble site?

goodbasil
08-19-2009, 07:34 PM
I think it was google who last year was forced by the Chinese goverment to reveal the name of a law student who'd sent out an email. The student was given a 10 year sentence. The web people were called to task over it.

Phillip Allen
08-19-2009, 08:20 PM
I am concerned...

Kaa
08-19-2009, 09:03 PM
...the whole parameter of anonymity on the net may have been overturned.

There's no "parameter of anonymity" on the 'net. There is some pseudonymity and not even much of that.

It is certainly possible to be truly anonymous on the 'net, but it takes work, inconvenience, and understanding of how things work. It's hard.

Just having a 'net handle doesn't protect you much, if at all.

Oh, and court decisions to force a provider to release the identity of an internet poster/blogger/etc. are nothing new. They happened before and will happen again. The solution to this problem is to make sure that the provider has no information to release.

Kaa