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How To Hide An Identity In Plain Sight

Quora | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

To really hide online, you need to do it in plain sight. That means you will have to create an entire fake online persona -- on Facebook. Google, Twitter, even LinkedIn -- using this identity. Do not link any of those accounts to your actual identity or your real email address.

6 Reasons to Break Anonymity in Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

Here's why I've chosen (and continue to choose) to break my anonymity.

Make the Most of a Trifling Exception

David Sable | Posted 07.06.2015 | Media
David Sable

We will change the world only when we recognize that all that we do as individuals, all our technology, all our interconnectedness are meaningless unless we apply them to the whole.

Yik Yak: The Age of Destructive Anonymity

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

By 2015, it is safe to say social networks have revolutionized the way people interact. Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have grown so much that they are regularly used to strengthen national campaigns as well as international movements.

Commercialized Conception Casualties: "Brave" Baby Making?

Mirah Riben | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Will baby-making simply continue in this wild-west fashion? Is having a baby a "right" for everyone and anyone who can afford it, no matter how it is accomplished, with the means determined only by what is possible?

Yik Yak, Yuck: A Weapon That Should Be Treated Like One

Fernando Hurtado | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Fernando Hurtado

Yik Yak is a social media application that allows users to post public messages anonymously. Weeks after its birth, co-founder Tyler Droll described Yik Yak as the "welcoming, authentic version of tweeting." But it's proven to be anything but welcoming or authentic.

Oversharing: Are We Relinquishing Our Right to Anonymity?

Katie Dove | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Katie Dove

Do we have the right to be anonymous or does it interfere with our country's commitment to freedom of speech?

I Am Not Anonymous

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Addiction is wretched, but recovery is righteous. Recovery is possible. Recovery is living up to the spirit that is me. I can't imagine why I would I ever choose to keep that anonymous. It's who I am.

Secrets and Whispers: No Way to Build a Healthy Company Culture

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Jennifer V. Miller

These products present three leadership challenges, all stemming from the apps' problematic foundation: How do you create a thriving organization when the product itself runs counter to creating a positive and healthy workplace environment?

Twitter, Schmitter, and Turkey

David Sable | Posted 05.24.2014 | Media
David Sable

"Twitter, mwitter," so said Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to thousands of supporters at a rally in Istanbul last week where he vowed to close down social platforms.

Why Belle Knox's Anonymity Was So Important, As Told by an Out Sex Worker

Eric Barry | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Eric Barry

Belle Knox, who is impressively sagacious at just 18, is joining the company of some tremendous voices in the industry who are redefining what it means to be a sex worker.

WATCH: Anonymity Comes To Social Sharing

Shawn Amos | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

It's hard to pinpoint what exactly triggered the recent popularity of apps that let you anonymously or privately confess your deepest secrets online, ...

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

Gerry Smith

Don't Believe The Hype: These New Services Won't Protect You From The NSA | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.06.2014 | Technology

On its website, the company Private WiFi sells virtual private networks that it says can resist government snooping. “Don’t want the government to...

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

What We Want Most in the Era of Surveillance

Alex Pasternack | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and security.

Bitcoins Have Never Been More Valuable Than Right Now

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The price of the digital currency bitcoin soared above $1,000 for the fir...

Free Speech and Identity Verification: Combating the Challenge of Trolling

John Pavley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

For the HuffPost community to grow and develop we must emphasize fairness in access, promote civil discourse,  reduce vitriol on our pages and provide a defense against trolling. A key strategy in doing all of this is our plan to require all new members to identify themselves when they create an account.

Anonymity: Can Freedom Ring Only Behind Fake Names?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Arianna Huffington announced that, starting in September, users will no longer be able to create anonymous accounts, writers cheered and commenters... well, some commenters did what that contingent of commenter always does: they went ballistic.

How to Lead a Double Life Online and Not Get Caught

Simone Smith | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Simone Smith

The internet allows us to form new identities and express controversial ideas without fear of personal reprisal. It allows us to explore interests that would be misunderstood by friends and family and discuss experiences that may damage our career.

Bitcoin: Huge Hype Belies Low Awareness

Michel Floyd | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Michel Floyd

It's pretty safe to say Bitcoin is still in the early adopter phase of its life. The good news is that there's still plenty of room to grow.

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

The Anonymous Gift

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Women
Ruth Neubauer

Later in life, we hope that these anonymous gifts will settle in the hearts of our children so they will make their contributions to the world and remember us on Mother's Day and beyond.

Reaction to Amanda Berry: I've Got to Be a Better Neighbor

Christie O. Tate | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Christie O. Tate

When I saw the news this week out of Cleveland about the women who'd been held captive since they were kidnapped as teenagers, I asked myself the questions that we all asked as the details came out. Most of the questions started with How?

Coming Out As Amelia

Amelia | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Complete anonymity is getting in the way of what my blog posts are all about: reaching out to people and being damn proud of my kid. I'd like the opportunity to speak to more parents about celebrating our LGBT kids and meet more of our fabulous LGBT youth. So I've arrived at a compromise.