Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Dogbiscuit, Nov 30, 2010.

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  2. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    This is pretty much what I'd expect from a Facebook employee.
     
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    Is your irony intentional?
     
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    Any anonymous (or pseudonymous) criticism of this article could be considered ironic, I suppose. OTOH, given that anonymity is rather mainstream here, wholehearted agreement would arguably have been more ironic. Anyway, I wasn't being ironic, just critical, and I'd say it to her face :)
     
  5. Dogbiscuit

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    I can't say I necessarily agree with the conclusion about "slowly lifting the veil of anonymity" by stopping anonymous comments. But her position clearly assumes that privacy and anonymity have their limitations, something I seldom see articulated here.
     
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    OK, fair enough. I do recall that we've discussed that, although not lately (perhaps last year). So, perhaps it's time for another go at it.

    As y'all probably get by now, I believe that any imposed limitation of privacy and anonymity is unacceptable. I assert the "right to self-ownership" (Rothbard). I stand for personal integrity and responsibility, and oppose coercion. In Crowley's words: "Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law, Love is the Law, Love under Will." I could also quote Burroughs, and will pass on that for now. Basically, FWIW, I'm an anarchist radical.
     
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    LOL.....
     
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    I agree with everything that you have said. And I like the Crowley quote. The Wiccans have something similar like "Do what thou wilt lest ye harm no one" or something like that. That pretty much sums things up for me.

    But anyway. I use a VPN and hide my IP address because I've got something to hide......Like that email conversation that I had with my Mother about when I will be home for Christmas. It's nobody's effing business.
     
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