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Online, you are guilty even after being proven innocent

Innocent in the real world, yet still guilty online…

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Privacy

Why the loss of online privacy will kill free speech

A few months back, an advertising executive argued that more online privacy would kill free speech. Richard Frankel, president of the advertising company Rocket Fuel, titled the post “How the Do Not Track Plan Will Ultimately Kill Free Speech.” It’s understandable that advertisers are so resistant to the concept of Do Not Track – it […]

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Privacy

Privacy is not about hiding bad things

Privacy isn’t about hiding bad things. So what is privacy? It’s about protecting our freedom to do good things. Until we recognize this simple distinction, we’re in trouble. Privacy isn’t some dark shadow that only “bad people” pull over themselves when they’re doing “bad things.”  Stop thinking about it like that.  Instead, picture it like the protection […]

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To be (anonymous) or not to be: should you use your real name on the internet?

What sort of trail do you leave online?  Do you comment as yourself?  Do you think that using only the first initial of your last name, like John S., doesn’t link to you?  Do you use a profile picture?  Be honest:  do you have any idea how many times you’ve left your real name on […]

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