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Internet Anonymity

Einstein Was a Mensch

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Sable

Thumbs up and thumbs down have become the ubiquitous symbol of like and dislike; good and bad; continuation and end; virtual life and death in our digital world.

Controlling the Comments in the Digital Universe

Michael Drew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

The Huffington Post has stopped accepting anonymous comments. It's a start. So-called trolls who use comments sections to espouse negative views or to threaten or foment discord will always find ways to keep fanning the flames of disinformation.

Arianna, Anonymity and Freedom

Bryan Appleyard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Bryan Appleyard

The internet turned anonymity into a new norm. People became accustomed to communicating with unidentified strangers. However, these were a new type of human, a type whose moral agency was eliminated by anonymity.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg Speaks Up for Causes (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

What causes lead Randi Zuckerberg to speak up? In part 5 of my interview with her, Randi talks about: voicing support for women in business stopping...

Dem Sought To Rid Illinois Of Anonymous Internet Attacks

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois state lawmaker this month introduced a new bill aimed at thwarting the efforts of anonymous Internet trolls -- but apparently has since th...

It's Time To Stop Hiding Behind Our Computers

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A daily read of any website reveals an ugly side of America. What does this say about the readers who post awful comments about people they do not know?

Gerry Smith

Fixing The Internet May Mean Building A New One

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology

As hackers expose widespread cybersecurity lapses and heighten fears about defending critical infrastructure from attack, one proposed solution has st...

Colorado Judge Orders ISP To Release Users' Names

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

A federal magistrate judge in Denver ordered Skybeam, a Berthoud, Colorado, internet service provider (ISP) to disclose names of users to Façonnable,...

Police Propose Ban On Anonymous Internet Use

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

Imagine if the police knew exactly what you do online: All the porn sites you scan secretly, the vitriolic comments you leave on blogs, the number of ...

4Chan Founder Says Mark Zuckerberg Is "Totally Wrong" About Anonymity

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

4chan founder Christopher Poole (also known as "moot") has come out swinging for web anonymity. Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asserts that o...

Internet Anonymity: Unleashing Our Inner Sociopath

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Has the internet made us more vicious? With our computer anonymity many of us have decided we can "say" things over the World Wide Web that we would never ever say to someone's face.

Court Upholds Anonymity On The Internet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maryland's highest court has ruled in favor of Internet anonymity, saying Web sites involved in defamation suits don't have to reveal the identity of ...