Thursday, April 19, 2007

Why anonymity is necessary

Because in some parts of the world, dissenting opinions can get you put in prison.

From the New York Times:

...Yahoo has come under particularly sharp criticism. Human rights groups say that Yahoo has helped identify at least four people, including the journalist Shi Tao in 2004, who have since been imprisoned for voicing dissent in cyberspace.

In other parts of the world, you can lose your job. oh wait, that's right here... If you are hard core about protecting your anonymity, here are a few tips from the EFF.


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