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First POST: Exploitable

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How the NSA is breaking the Internet; a peek at the inside of the GOP's new Data Center; campaign contributions in bitcoin; and much, much more. Read More

Google + 'Real Names' Policy Spawns Organized Online Resistance

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 4 2011

and Becky Kazansky Google's latest foray into social networking, Google +, has created more controversy than ever — and the company is confronting a wave of online activism over its insistence that users wear their ... Read More

An EFF-Led Challenge To Boost the Use of Internet Traffic Anonymizers

BY Becky Kazansky | Friday, July 15 2011

The Electronic Frontier Foundation — based in San Francisco and known for its advocacy in support of digital privacy measures — has been encouraging its supporters to aid activists around the world by ... Read More

For Activists, the Syrian Internet Hasn't Gone Dark — It's Just a Dark Place

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 13 2011

Fear of Syrian government retaliation against people who use social media to find and coordinate protests is now keeping Syrians off those platforms, Reuters reports: I am too scared to speak about my political activity ... Read More

OpenWatch, a Citizen Surveillance Tool to Watch the People Watching Us

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 22 2011

Somewhere in California, a man is at a DUI checkpoint. He has left his car and is being asked to take a field sobriety test, which he refuses. The moment is tense. The officers at this checkpoint are clearly not used to ... Read More

Setbacks For Bitcoin, The Anonymized, Digital Cash

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 21 2011

Bitcoin, the anonymized, peer-to-peer system for digital cash transactions, just reached a low point: After mentions in the mainstream press, then reports of trojans and exploits targeting Bitcoin users, followed by a ... Read More

Sex, Turkish Politics, and Anonymous Videotapes

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

The New York Times' Sebnem Arsu reports: Just weeks before general elections in Turkey, six leading members of an opposition party were forced to resign from Parliament on Saturday after sexually explicit videos of one ... Read More

An Army of One. And One. And One. And One...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

The Guardian's Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain dig into the fascinating, if chilling Operation Earnest Voice's "multiple personas" project, a $2.76 million contract that sets up U.S. Centcom with fake online ... Read More

Identity Contra Zuck

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

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Unmasking Publius

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 9 2009

There's been interesting flare-up in the perennial online argument over maintaining anonymity in the political blogosphere. National Review Online's Ed Whelan recently revealed the identity of a writer by the handle of ... Read More