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Unmasking Halloween and the Power of Anonymity

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.29.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

While there may be a variety of reasons why Halloween has come to be a time of pranks, mischief, and even more serious forms of misbehavior, disguise certainly plays a major role.

Bianca Bosker

Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away' | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director, has a fix for cyberbullying: stop people from doing anything online without their names attached. ...

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

China Struggles to Contain Online Gaming

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Weller

China is trying to slow the growing number of teens who are becoming addicted to online gaming. Rules have been issued requiring that children un...

You Want Your Banker to Know You -- Trust Me

Katy Welter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katy Welter

Knowing a person's name is a powerful thing. Not because of the marketing value of customer identification or the power of social media. Because of human nature.

Gay Rights v. Free Speech, the Round-Up

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday on the validity of the Washington state law requiring the release of names on petitions submitted in support of referendums.

Commenters React to Boston Globe Piece on Anonymous Commenters

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Neil Swidley's article gives a behind-the-scenes look at who some of these aggressive and often verbose rabble rousers are, and what they take away from participating in the comment section below stories.

The iPad Hacker Is Also an Anti-Semitic Internet Troll Legend

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

One of the leaders of Goatse Security, the hacker group that discovered a security flaw that revealed the emails of iPad early adopters, has been arrested -- on drugs charges.

Homeless in Columbia: Heading Outside to Learn (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

The people who will be showing us the city over the next three days have a subculture all their own, and I'm bracing myself for a sort of cultural whiplash.

If You're Gonna Call Someone A Skank, Be Sure to Say Who's Calling

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

By now you've probably heard the story: Former model Liskula Cohen, 37, subpoenas Google in January, in pursuit of a defamation suit "concerning her a...

Anonymity Of "Obama Is A Muslim" Emails Constitutionally-Protected?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Emails saying absolutely anything about a candidate could not only be sent anonymously, but whoever sends them would actually be allowed to break any sort of anti-spam laws to do so.