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Anonymity

Oversharing: Are We Relinquishing Our Right to Anonymity?

Katie Dove | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Amelia

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.

Anonymity Is Good For You (Here's Why)

Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology
Betsy Isaacson

We need to start thinking of Internet-enabled anonymity as more than just a cyberspace boogeyman. Anonymity, on balance, is good for us and good for the world. And on the Internet it should be treated as a right, not a privilege for the worthy few.

Cyberbullying: Know Your Boundaries

KidSpirit | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen
KidSpirit

The Internet affords the average person unprecedented access to channels for communication. It has also become the new frontier for bullying.

Five Social Media Lessons From the Cutting Edge

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media
Dr Layla McCay

If social media is really a game changer, I'd hoped the new game might be more exciting. In reality, I know it is. So who is playing, and where are they?

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...