<CPOV> Anonymity and Privacy
jfelipe at gsyc.es
Mon Apr 12 13:56:58 CEST 2010
On lun, 2010-04-12 at 13:46 +0200, Juliana Brunello wrote:
> I was reading an article at the new york times and came across the
> following sentence: anonymity was a habit, not a guarantee. It is an
> article about rethinking anonymity.
> Some people feel invaded in their privacy if they have to put their real
> names on a comment, much like Wikipedians who "forget to sign" their names
> on discussion pages and have a problem with the bots who correct it. The
> problem is that anonymous users/users with fake identities are oft the
> cause of flaming.
> In local everyday life, it is hard to be anonymous or keep a fake identity
> if you make a comment. I assume these users would not feel invaded in
> their privacy in this case. OR: Would they maybe just not comment on
> My question is: How to deal with anonymity and privacy nowadays?
Some thoughts about the implications of this issue as for public data on
the Internet, with examples:
Something that still puzzles me is how people still want to consider
their data private when they participate in publicly audited projects.
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