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In defence of internet anonymity

By Dave Birch  

A free society not only permits certain kinds of anonymity but actually depends on them

In cyberspace no one knows you’re a dog, but no one knows you’re from the FBI either. Thus our government, the US government and many others are caught in two minds. On the one hand, they are supposed to be in favour of free speech, but on the other hand, well, you know Danish cartoonists, criminals, child pornographers, terrorists, enemies of the state, dissidents, apostates etc. So should we allow anonymity or…

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