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Do not track, online ads, and the end of anonymity

At present, the only way to prevent your activities from being tracked on the Internet is to block ads, but without ad revenue, your favorite sites will have to charge for content. How can online ads and privacy coexist?

By Oct. 31, 2011


Tor anonymity project looks to help Iranians sidestep Net ban

Tor's "obfsproxy" technology would make encrypted data look innocuous and let it dodge government censors. That could help citizens in Iran reach blocked sites as antigovernment protests reportedly loom.

By Feb. 10, 2012


Amid unrest, a hard new look at online anonymity

One nonprofit is urging Facebook to let activists operate anonymously on the social network, saying they're put at risk by policy that only real identities may be used.

By Feb. 22, 2011


Teens abuse, find comfort in anonymity on Formspring.me

Teenagers are flocking to Formspring.me, a social media tool that allows users to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer.

By Apr. 1, 2010


The benefits of web anonymity

The web can be problematic, but it can also be a great boon.

By Jul. 16, 2008


The problem with web anonymity

The web brings out the worst in people.

By Jul. 3, 2008


Court sets standard for online anonymity protections

A Maryland appeals court says that judges and lawyers engaged in defamation suits should consider the First Amendment rights of anonymous Web users.

By Mar. 2, 2009


Tor anonymity server admin arrested

In a recent posting to his blog, a German operator of a Tor anonymous proxy server revealed that he was arrested by German police officers at the end of July.

By Sep. 16, 2007


U.N. agency eyes curbs on Internet anonymity

A United Nations telecommunications agency is drafting a proposal called "IP traceback" and has scheduled a meeting next week. Its potential impact on anonymity is raising alarms.

By Sep. 12, 2008


I can't stand anonymity in the gaming industry

This culture of anonymity is reminiscent of the old days of film. Shouldn't we know the names of major video game players?

By Jun. 27, 2008